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June 30, 2022

Southwestern Celebrates Pride Month 2022!

As Pride Month comes to a close, let’s celebrate the progress achieved since the Stonewall uprising 52 years ago, honor those who gave so much to fight for LGBTQ+ equity, and consider the challenges ahead.

The ongoing struggle for equity and inclusion is central to our mission at Southwestern, and as attorneys and attorneys in the making, you are essential agents in actualizing these values into outcomes and change. From helping ensure the 1964 Civil Rights Act protected gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination to defending health care protections for transgender patients, future lawyers like you are on the frontlines of the fight for human rights and creating a more just and equitable society.

What are the origins of Pride Month?

The Stonewall Inn Riots sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement in America. Learn how members of the LGBTQ community came together to protest exploitation and police harassment. Check out this video from History.com and learn more about this remarkable story:

Celebrating Pride at Southwestern

Check out our other Pride Month features! 

Pride Month Q&A with Professor Orly Ravid

Learn more about what pride means to Professor Orly Ravid '14 in our short Pride Month Q&A


Collage of OUTLaw Board Members 2022

Introducing our 2022 OUTLaw Board Members. Meet the next generation of innovators and leaders leading our OUTLaw student organization and supporting LGBTQI+ students at Southwestern.