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Mission Statement

The Pride Center for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity exists to build a just, equitable world through community building and the pursuit of change.  We work to create a world where people of all genders and sexualities are able to thrive as their full, authentic selves.

Our Commitments

  • We commit to the belief that all oppressions are interlinked, and that we cannot work toward liberation for LGBTQ+ communities unless liberation for all marginalized communities is centered. 

  • We commit to educating and empowering our campus constituents to develop as change agents who act as intentional allies and advocates for all marginalized communities. 

  • We commit to excellence by ensuring that the Pride Center's work is theoretically grounded and data-driven.

Annual Intentional Focus

The Pride Center grounds our work in the belief that all oppressions are interlinked, and that we cannot work toward liberation for LGBTQ+ communities unless liberation for all marginalized communities is centered. For the past two years, we have chosen to operationalize this commitment by intentionally focusing on an area of intersectional justice. From a deep dive into racial justice & decolonization in 2017-2018, disability justice in 2018-2019 and two years 2019-20/2020-21 deeply focused on prison abolition, we have been challenged critically, grown immensely, and fiercely deepened our work and our commitment. We are grateful to each of you for joining us in these commitments. 
 
In 2021-2022, we have chosen to focus intentionally on It's a Queer World: global queer stories, histories, lived experiences. This focus compels us to move beyond western notions of queerness and challenges us to consider queerness across the world. We will be taking a deep dive into thinking about the role of colonization and global migration in how we understand queerness as a Pride Center team, and we will be uplifting the narratives of queer people across the world. 
 
We humbly amplify this focus with the deep desire to learn and be held accountable on our journey together. We ask for your support in sharing any resources you may have or by sharing narratives that you think are important for us to uplift. This is the work of us all and we look forward to learning alongside you this year.
 
You can find more information and resources for each intentional focus here

Annual Reports

Our summary of the year, photos, highlights, & more!

Our History

You can find a detailed history of LGBTQIA+ work at Lehigh here