Pride Alliance @University of Rochester Participants in 2012 Rochester Gay Pride Parade and Festival
Approximately 50 faculty, staff and students from the University participated in the Parade this year. This is the third year that the Pride Alliance has organized this event.The Pride Alliance at the University of Rochester is an employee resource group dedicated to creating and sustaining a positive work environment which values and supports all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. (July 2012)
Video Shows University Marchers at Gay Pride Parade
A new video shows this year's Gay Pride Parade on July 14, at which members of the University community handed out facsimilies of the first issue of The Empty Closet, one of the country's longest-running LGBT publications, and the University's new diversity brochure.
We want to express our sincere thanks to those who marched with the University of Rochester in the Pride Parade on July 16, 2011. What a fantastic show of support, not only from our LGBTQI faculty and staff, but also from our allies! I think they made up over half of the group. A special word of thanks also goes out to our mascot Rocky who braved the extreme temperature and really helped to get the crowds cheering. To those of you who could not make it, we hope that you will consider joining us next year as we plan to make this an annual event.