Published March 10, 2023
The Intercultural Diversity Center is celebrating Pride Week from April 10-15 with a variety of activities and events. Join us to honor LGBTQ+ histories, cultures, and lives all week long! All are welcome to get involved and participate in Pride Week events.
Pride March and Mixer
2 – 6 p.m. (timing details below)
March leaves from Knox Quad at the Progress Pride Paths. The mixer will immediately follow the march in the Student Union Lobby
March to celebrate your identity, support your peers, and honor the history of LGBTQ+ activists who paved the way for the community today. Beginning in Knox Quad at the Progress Pride Paths, this march will be immediately followed by a mixer with speakers, food, and conversation in the Student Union Lobby. In case of rain, all events will take place in Student Union Lobby.
March (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Mixer (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.) Student Union Lobby
>> Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Pride March! Guidance for faculty and staff is available through the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association.
TS Madison Student Only Session 3 – 4:30 p.m., 240 Student Union
Join us for a student-only session with keynote speaker, TS Madison before her speech later on. To ensure the free and open discussion of ideas, students may not record (audio nor video), photograph, or videotape this session.
University Pride Lecture: TS Madison, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Lippes Concert Hall, Slee Hall
TS Madison (Pronouns: she/her) is arguably one of the biggest names on social media and as an influencer! TS Madison, also affectionately referred to as Maddie, is an American Reality television personality, actress and LGBTQ activist. Madison has built her social media influencer name by walking in her unapologetic truth, as an openly transgender woman.
The icon TS Madison also adds reality star to her credit with "The TS Madison Experience" airing on WE TV. TS Madison, the music artist superstar continues to make history. She is featured on Beyonce's "COZY", from her 2022 album "Renaissance". Madison and Honey Dijon (a producer on "Cozy", the song Madison's audio appears on) are the first Black trans women to land a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Come and join us for the second annual University Pride Lecture.
Co-Sponsored by Office of Inclusive Excellence
All are welcome to attend. Tickets are required.
Pride Paint & Sip, 6 – 8 p.m., Red Jacket, Main Lounge - Ellicott Complex
Pride week means celebrating diversity and spreading love! Come celebrate what "Equal Love" means to you, at this year's "Pride Paint & Sip".
Refreshments and supplies provided.
Hosted by Residential Life and Intercultural and Diversity Center
LGBTQ FSA, 5 – 7 p.m., Tappo Pizza
Meet up with members of the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association to socialize and celebrate UB Pride Week at Tappo Pizza located at 166 Chandler Street, Buffalo, NY 14207. Friends and partners are welcome!
Humanities to the Rescue | Reckoning with Transphobia: Alliance, Strategy, Solidarity, 1:45-3:00 p.m., 250 Baird Hall
A roundtable conversation and audience-engaged discussion addressing support for trans communities.
Queer Climate Justice, 3-4:30 p.m., 240 Student Union
In this session, attendees will learn about queer climate justice, and be asked for their input on how it relates to UB’s Climate Action Plan.
Safe Space Movie Night, 7 p.m., Red Jacket Main Lounge
Join us for a safe space movie night featuring the movie Paris is Burning. Hosted by the Residence Hall Association & Alliance Communities
Identity and Pride: A Conversation on LGBTQAI+ Terminology and How to Best Support Queer People in Our Work , 4 p.m., 474 Baldy Hall, or join on Zoom.
An interactive activity and discussion led by GSE students. Hosted by the Graduate School of Education Committee for Social Justice and Inclusion CSJI.
PRISM OTA Ball, 7 – 11 p.m. Harriman Hall, South Campus
Join us for our Open to All Ball. In collaboration with the IDC, PRISM is showcasing ballroom culture for the first time at UB. Learn about the culture and why it is so important in the QTPOC community.
Pre-Prom Makeover Bash: 4– 6 p.m., Richmond Main Lounge
Get ready for the Queer Prom with your peers and enjoy face masks, make-up samples, and nail polish provided.
Hosted by Residential Life and Alliance Communities
Queer Prom: 7 – 11 p.m., Center for the Arts Atrium
Queer Prom concludes UB Pride Week 2023! Dance the night away with food and refreshments. This year’s theme is A Journey through Space and Time. Featuring a live DJ and a photographer to capture your prom photos. Prom-goers can come as they are or dress to impress. This is an on-alcoholic and non-smoking event.
Who: UB faculty, staff, students and allies (UB community members are permitted to invite one outside guest)
Week-Long Activity: Read With Pride
We’ve selected literature from the UB Libraries collections that honor and highlight LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and more) individuals, their rich history, cultural contributions and the greater movement for acceptance and equality for all.