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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month 2021

Join us throughout June for online events and activities to observe LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and celebrate diversity and intersectionality.

We denounce discriminatory legislation and policies against the trans community and trans youth as well as systemic oppression and violence and against people of color. We stand against violence and transphobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, bigotry based on religious affiliation, classism, ableism, ageism, and all forms of oppression. #FightOn

Check out our live events.  Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join.

Can't make the live events?  Check out our Anytime Activities.

Check out a list of LGBTQIA+ & Anti-Racist Resources

PRIDE Live Events

Please note to ensure cyber security, only those using USC ID’s and logging in through Shibboleth will be able to attend. Any participant who does not login using their USC Zoom credentials will be unable to join.

Cultural Humility, Implicit Bias, and Inclusive Language (health sciences focus) - RSVP here
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 12:00 pm
Presented by Lindsey (Lawrence) Morrison, MHA, a Process Architect in the Value Improvement Office, and creator and chair of the Keck Pride committee. She has spoken/taught on LGBTQ identity and issues for 20 years. At Keck Medicine of USC, she has provided 1300+ hours of LGBTQ Health and Cultural Competency training across the health system. In addition, she has spoken about LGBTQ health issues and improvement strategies at local, state, and national conferences. (Center for Gender Equity in Medicine & Science; RxPride; MedLambda; Keck Pride)

Creative Outlets for Stress Management - RSVP here
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stress management and self-care catered towards the LGBTQIA+ community. Join us in an active exploration of pride-themed stress management outlets that foster creativity, positivity, and originality. (USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity)

Student Civil Rights - RSVP here
Wednesday June 16, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The newly formed Office for Equity of Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EEO-TIX) would like to invite you to participate in this session to learn more about how the university works to ensure that all students are treated equitably, and what students can do if they feel they have experienced any form of discrimination or harassment. Students who attend can expect to leave with a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities, learn more about campus resources, and know who to contact if they have future questions or concerns. (Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX)

LGBTQ+ Trivia - RSVP here
Friday, June 18, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the USC Libraries for an LGBTQ-themed lunchtime trivia event. Test your knowledge of LGBTQ+ people, places, and events and learn something new! All are welcome. The top three scorers will receive gift cards to (USC Libraries; LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Alliance at USC)

I CARRY YOU WITH ME (Te Llevo Conmigo) - Film screening (48 hour viewing window) & live Q&A with Writer/Director/Producer Heidi Ewing - Complete information here. (USC School of Cinematic Arts; USC Libraries; Latinx Film and Media Association; Queer Students in Cinematic Arts)

RSVP HERE for a free link to view I Carry You With Me before the live Q&A, while supplies last (200 links total). Links will be sent via email and will be active for 48 hours beginning at 7:00 pm PDT on Saturday, June 19.

RSVP HERE for the live Q&A with Writer/Director/Producer Heidi Ewing (500 links total). Moderated by Bree Russell, USC Libraries. Monday, June 21, 7:00 pm PDT

Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ+ Individuals (health sciences focus) - [RSVP link to be added]
Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:00 pm
Facilitated by Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD, MHA, Medical Director, The Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Attending Physician, Investigator, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Behavioral Health, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC. (Center for Gender Equity in Medicine & Science; RxPride; MedLambda; Keck Pride)

Toolkit Launch: A Guide for Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Classrooms - RSVP here
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 pm 
USC Campus Coordinating Response Team (CCRT) is launching an LGBTQ+ inclusive classroom toolkit for faculty and educators. Join us to learn more about the toolkit and how you could implement the guide in your future classes. We will also go over the microaggressions and harassment that students commonly experience in classrooms, how to prevent them, and how you can be a resource for them. (USC Campus Coordinating Response Team)

Axis Mundo: At Work - RSVP here
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3:00 pm 
Between the late 1960s and 1990s, a group of queer Chicanx artists based in Los Angeles privileged collaboration and experimentation as they contributed to significant artistic and cultural movements. The exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. contextualizes their diverse practices within intersecting fields of queer and Latinx art history. Join us to discuss the exhibition with co-curators C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz. (ONE Archives)

Screening of Disclosure directed by Sam Feder with 1-hour Panel Discussion - [RSVP link to be added]
Thursday, June 24, 2021,  
Movie: 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Panel discussion 5:00 – 6:00 pm. (Center for Gender Equity in Medicine & Science; RxPride; MedLambda; Keck Pride)

Taste Across Queerness, Popular Culture and Food (Panel Discussion) - RSVP here
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join pop culture afficionados and food enthusiasts, Karen Tongson, Guy Branum and chef Diep Tran, as they explore the question of "taste" as it brings together queerness, pop culture and food. They'll also discuss how they used libraries to explore their passions and fandoms, while cultivating their tastes as queer-identified people (both pre and post internet). 

Panelists: Guy Branum (comedian and author of My Life as a Goddess), Diep Tran (R&D Chef of Red Boat Fish Sauce), Karen Tongson (USC, co-host of Waiting to X-Hale podcast); Sponsors: USC Libraries, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies - USC Dornsife Consortium for Gender, Sexuality, Race and Popular Culture]

Ebooks available through USC Libraries: Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson; Relocations : Queer Suburban Imaginaries by Karen Tongson; My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum

LGBTQ+ Student Center
Check the USC LGBT Resource Center website for ongoing events. 

Keck Pride of Keck Medicine of USC
Contact to find out what’s happening at Keck Medicine of USC.

PRIDE Anytime Activities

Pride Virtual Backgrounds
Celebrate LGBTQIA+ PRIDE with USC Libraries PRIDE month virtual backgrounds. (USC Libraries)

Pride Puzzles
Complete online puzzles created from historical PRIDE images selected from the ONE Archives digital collection. Choose 6-piece puzzles for a quick break, or more pieces for a challenge.  (USC Libraries, ONE Archives, USC Digital Library)

ONE Archives Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Explore LGBTQIA+ history and complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win gift cards for first, second, and third place. (ONE Archives)

Stream LGBTQIA+ Movies
Stream LGBTQIA+ films and documentaries available through USC Libraries. LGBTQ Cinema and LGBTQ Stories via Kanopy. LGBTQ Studies  via Alexander Street. View this guide to learn more about LGBTQIA+ documentaries and feature films available to stream through USC Libraries. 

LGBTQIA+ Health & Cultural Competency Tutorials
Complete both tutorials listed on this page by June 30, 2021 to enter a raffle to win one of two $50 dollar gift certificates to To be eligible for the raffle, you must enter your first and last name when prompted at the end of each tutorial and submit your name and USC email via this online form.  Direct links: Tutorial #1 & Tutorial #2.  (USC Libraries) 

Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Learning Environments 
This resource presents ways to foster a more LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) inclusive learning environment, available USC support services, and suggested online resources. A Word document should be downloaded to your computer when you click on the above. If not, you can access the resource on the Center for Excellence in Teaching website. (Center for Excellence in Teaching)

Remembering LGBTQ Victims and Witnesses to the Holocaust
In commemoration of June as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education offers an online showcase of audiovisual testimony from gay men and women persecuted by the Nazis, as well as links to blog posts and relevant lectures by visiting scholars to the Institute. (USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education)

Career Development Seminar Series: Transgender Health
The transgender community faces systemic barriers to health care access, which leads to increased health disparities. Join your colleagues to discuss how to create a more affirming, welcoming environment in research and care. {Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute SC CTSI)}

Six (Linear) Feet
This project, launched by the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, invites artists to respond to the now ubiquitous usage of the phrase “6 feet,” reflecting on its meaning both literally and symbolically.

Safer at Home 
Safer at Home is an online exhibition of objects from the ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries organized by its curator, Alexis Bard Johnson. The selected items resonate with and reflect on the idea of “safer at home.” These archival materials act as a mirror—bringing the past into the present and offering perspective on what is happening today. They highlight people, events, and activities but offer inspiration and comfort for us in the present. (ONE Archives)

Watch Lost LA Episode Coded Geographies
Learn how Black and queer communities used underground guidebooks to navigate and resist oppressive social and geographical spaces and build community during Jim Crow America and pre-Stonewall. (USC Libraries; Lost LA)

Explore Historical PRIDE Posters
Browse digitized historical Pride celebration posters from the ONE Archives collection at the USC Digital Library. (USC Libraries; ONE Archives; USC Digital Library)

Share your LGBTQIA+ Pandemic Story
Create and share a record of your experience in the pandemic as an LGBTQIA+ person or ally. In an effort to capture the lived experiences during this COVID-19 pandemic of members of the University of Southern California community and communities throughout Los Angeles and the Southern California region, the USC Libraries Special Collections and University Archives invite you to create and share a record of your experience. It can take almost any form, as long as it aims to document your experience during this pandemic. (USC Libraries)