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Pride Center Events & Resources

Peer Counseling

Peer Counseling is a weekly one-on-one with a peer who is a student from Student Health and Counseling Services. Make an appointment to meet with a peer counselor this semester.

Mondays | 11 am – 2 pm

Wednesdays | 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Register for Peer Counseling

Queer Connect

Queer Connect is a weekly support group for those who identify as LGBTQIA+. This is an accessible, affirming, and empowering space for students of all intersecting identities to build community and support one another. All topics or questions are welcome. The group meets in person at the PRIDE Center. Attend every week or drop in once; the door is open.

Tuesdays | 12 – 1 pm

Safe Zone Training

This 3-hour workshop is designed for staff, faculty, and student employees who seek to serve as allies to LGBTQ+ communities and learn how to incorporate inclusive language into their everyday conversations. The workshop includes activities to understand better how to approach shifting narratives around identity and explore ways to enhance community-building practices.

New dates are coming soon

PRIDE Week Celebration

PRIDE Week celebrates the social movement that advocates for recognizing and accepting LGBT people in society and their liberation from oppressive social systems, policies, and practices. The weeklong celebration affirms authentic self-expression and gender diversity, recognition of achievements, and contributions to advancing LGBTQ+ existence.

October 2023

Lavender Graduation

This ceremony celebrates graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies and acknowledges their academic achievements and contributions. Sac State graduates of the Fall 2022, Summer 2022, and Spring 2023 semesters are invited to participate. Graduates will receive a certificate, a rainbow tassel, and a purple cord they can wear at Commencement. Family, friends, and allies of graduates are welcome to join!

Tuesday, May 9 | 3 – 5 pm

(Disclaimer: This is a public event that is open to the campus community.)

Register If You Are Graduating

Register for General Attendance

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Queer Prom

This free event is open to LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, administrators, and allies; each attendee is welcome to bring one guest. Queer Prom offers a prom experience that affirms the LGBTQ+ community and encourages attendees to be their authentic selves. This year’s theme, “Rainbow Ball,” will provide a safe environment filled with music and dancing. There will be a DJ, activity stations, a photo backdrop, and refreshments. Join us for a night of queerness and fun!

Friday, April 7 | 5 – 8 pm

Register for Queer Prom

Transgender Awareness Week

November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week, a crucial time to uplift the voices and experiences of the trans and gender non-conforming community through education and action. In collaboration with campus partners, the PRIDE Center will highlight the humanity of transgender and non-binary identities in programs and events throughout the week. Transgender Awareness Week is open to all members of the Hornet family; faculty, staff, and students are invited to engage in the week's activities and enrich their appreciation and awareness of LGBTQ+ diversity.

Highlights include:

  • Mon, Nov 14 | 12 – 1 pm | Bring Your Own Lunch with Queer & Trans Faculty & Staff (QTFAS) | Zoom
  • Tues, Nov 15 | 12 – 1 pm | Queer Connect | Multi-Cultural Center
  • Wed, Nov 16 | 6 – 8 pm | Mingling Over Mocktails | The Cove at The WELL
  • Thurs, Nov 17 | 2 – 4 pm | TherActivist: They/Them/Theirs Film | Hinde Auditorium
  • Fri, Nov 18 | 7 – 9 pm | The Laramie Project | Playwright’s Theatre at Shasta Hall

Transgender Awareness Week will culminate on Sunday, November 20, with Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the memory of those whose lives have been lost in acts of transgender violence. Through sharing stories and experiences, the campaign will advance advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

Follow the PRIDE Center on social media via Instagram: @sacstatepridecenter or see our YouTube.

For RSVP Links and detailed information please visite the Transgender Awareness Week page.

Please direct questions to PRIDE Center Coordinator Tranh Pham.

Transgender Awareness Week page

In-Queer-Y Panels

The PRIDE Center offers several LGBTQ+ educational panels. These panels provide opportunities for folks to learn from a group of people about the LGBTQ community directly from members of the community.

Each panel usually has a specific topic and is moderated by staff from the Center. Panels are made up of members of the community on and off-campus. Each panel consists of about 20 minutes of panel introductions and story-telling, and Q&A with the audience.

If you have questions or need special accommodation, contact us.

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Additional Resources

Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
PO Box 94116
Seattle, WA 98124

Deaf Queer Resource Center
P.O. Box 14431
San Francisco, CA 94114

Windy City Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (WCRAD)
3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613