This year, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UC Merced will be celebrating Pride Month online. Social Justice Initiatives and Identity Programs, LGBTQ+ Initiatives and the CARE Office have provided virtual programming to remind us of our LGBTQ+ history, celebrate the lives and accomplishments of our LGBTQ+ colleagues, and advance the needed advocacy.
Merced County Arts Council is hosting a gallery exhibit, “Queer is … ?” The exhibit opened this week and will run through July 6, 2021, and features art and poetry by local LGBTQ+ identified artists. The gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday and is free to the public.
The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Queer Issues share the following for members of the UC Merced Community to learn more about the Pride movement in the US:
- Human Rights Watch, LGBT Rights portal for timely reports on the status of LGBTQ+ rights
- Stonewall then and now’ at the Harvard Gazette, “Harvard scholars reflect on the history and legacy of the milestone gay-rights demonstrations triggered by a police raid at a dive bar in Manhattan”
- ‘How Dressing in Drag Was Labeled a Crime in the 20th Century’ by Hugh Ryan'
- ‘Discrimination and Harassment by Law Enforcement Officers in the LGBT Community’ (UCLA, The Williams Institute)
- ‘Queer Law and Order: Sex, Criminality, and Policing in the Late Twentieth-Century United States’