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In Support and in Community: Pride 2022 Celebrations

SOM marks the global Pride celebration this month and looks back on the student-run Pride Week held earlier in the semester.

Four women wearing Yale pride shirts

This June, Yale SOM joins in the global celebration of Pride to honor the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ individuals, while acknowledging the work ahead to ensure safety and freedom for the Queer community. Our efforts focus on celebrating progress, inclusion, and authenticity, and on honoring the resiliency of this community amid the ongoing fight for human rights.

Yale’s community began its celebration of Pride with a dedicated week of activities in April, while student life was still buzzing, and the celebrations continue throughout June. SOM’s celebration has been focused on amplifying LGBTQ+ voices in our community and beyond. During the spring’s Pride celebration, SOM’s Out of Office student-run affinity group led an impactful week of programming for their members and allies. Check out this video to hear from our students on what makes them feel pride in SOM.

Also in April, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID), in partnership with Out of Office, provided opportunities for awareness, reflection, and action for the community. OID sessions focused on increasing awareness of topics pertaining to sexual and gender minorities, through educational content, the sharing of stories and experiences, dispelling assumptions, and reflecting on allyship actions to best support LGBTQ+ inclusion. This month on campus, our digital walls in Evans Hall will be covered with prominent figures in the global LGBTQ+ movement as part of SOM’s Champions of Change educational campaign. Yale’s Office of LGBTQ Resources offers safe spaces for the Queer community, educational training, and fun ways for everyone to participate in the celebration.

We invite you to learn more about our commitment to inclusion and how we celebrate diversity at SOM.

Happy Pride!

Kristen M. Beyers
Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Diversity
Yale School of Management
Edward P. Evans Hall
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520