Pride at Carolina

At Carolina, students, staff and leaders have worked for decades to foster an inclusive environment for Tar Heels of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, creating a stronger and more welcoming campus for students.

We celebrate those efforts during this year's Pride Week from April 8-12.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the history of Pride at Carolina and how to participate this year.

Through educational programs, support, advocacy and community-building events, the LGBTQ Center has played an essential role on Carolina’s campus for two decades by increasing campus and community awareness, improving campus climate and advocating for sexuality and gender identity issues.

Those achievements are the result of years of work by students, staff and faculty who saw the need for a more centralized and visible space to serve the needs of LGBTQ+ Tar Heels.

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Pride Week at Carolina brings together the LGBTQ Center, student organizations, University departments and community organizations to host events that highlight the history, inclusion, intersectionality, expression and advocacy within LGBTQIA+ communities.

See this year’s full schedule of events, which includes poetry performances, a barbecue fundraiser, ultimate Frisbee and a pool party.

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