Stanford Pride joins Stanford Medicine in the 2022 San Francisco Pride Parade

Sunday, June 26, 2022

The first 500 attendees get a swag and t-shirt!

Bring your friends, family, and pets!

Stanford Pride will be joining Stanford Medicine as we participate in the 2022 San Francisco Pride parade taking place on Sunday, June 26.

Join us in the parade march by completing this registration form:

SF PRIDE Parade Registration Form

(Under Department, please list “Stanford Pride”)

Attendee Details:

Arrive before 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.

Stanford Medicine will be in Block N (see PDF for full details); Step-Off time is 12:44 p.m. – 2:03 p.m.

See the PDF for full details on how to participate.

The Champions featuring Brenda Chavez and Ernesto Martinez, hosted by “Chabeli/a”

Date: June 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
Venue: Zoom

Join Stanford Pride for The Champions, a new interview series featuring Stanford alumni who are championing diversity and inclusion as members of the LGBTQ community. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Latino Alumni Association.

Chabeli/aBrenda ChavezErnesto Martinez

Host “Chabeli/a” (Angel, they/them) ’99 interviews Ernesto Martinez (he/him/his) ’98 and Brenda Chavez (she/her/hers) ’99 as they discuss their passion for representation in books, film, and beyond.

The format will be a 45 minute interview followed by 15 minutes of Q&A from the audience.  Learn more about The Champions on our website.

The Champions Interview Series featuring Ernesto Martinez and Brenda Chavez

When:Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00–2:00 p.m. PDT
Where:Online via Zoom
Cost:Free
RSVP:Register on Stanford Groups to receive the Zoom link for this online event. We ask that you not share the Zoom link on your social media channels.  Stanford Groups is only available to Stanford alumni at this time.

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Pride Equalithon

From June 17-June 26, 2022, Essteem’s #WeBelong community, @Adobe @Reddit @PTC, will launch the Pride Equalithon and innovate for Stanford Pride’s LGBTQ+ community.

The hackathon challenge: Build an app or web dashboard to help Stanford Pride manage membership records to identify discrepancies and automate fixes.

If you’re passionate about applying your coding skills for social good, come join Essteem’s Pride Equalithon to make new friends, learn new skills, and find solutions to challenges! 

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/38hmZE2

The Champions featuring Evan Boyle

Join Stanford Pride for The Champions, a new interview series featuring Stanford alumni who are championing diversity and inclusion as members of the LGBTQ community.

Host Crys O’Grady (she/her/hers) ’12 interviews Evan Boyle (he/him/his) MS ’19, PhD ’19 to hear about Evan’s work in championing diversity and inclusion in STEM.

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The format will be a 20 minute interview followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the audience.  Learn more about The Champions on our website.

The Champions Interview Series featuring Evan Boyle MS ’19, PhD ’19

When:Saturday, May 28, 2022, 1:00–1:30 p.m. PDT
Where:Online via Zoom
Cost:Free
RSVP:Register on Stanford Groups to receive the Zoom link for this online event. We ask that you not share the Zoom link on your social media channels.  Stanford Groups is only available to Stanford alumni at this time.

Stanford Pride / StartOut / GSB Pride / oSTEM Stanford Meet Up on Campus on May 20, 2022

Co-hosted by Stanford Alumni Association’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Come and celebrate the intersection of STEM disciplines, entrepreneurship, and our LGBTQ+ identities at a first-of-its-kind event organized on campus by Stanford Pride, the Stanford chapter of Out in STEM, StartOut (the nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs), and GSB Pride, with support from SAA.

Each organization will briefly present what it does, what it offers you, and how you can help it fulfill its mission. But we’ll keep the remarks short and sweet, so you can spend the time networking over drinks and snacks.

When:Friday, May 20, 5:30–7:30 pm PDT (remarks at 6:00)
Where:The Havana Room at the Graduate Community Center, 750 Escondido Rd, Stanford
Cost:Free
RSVPPlease register on Stanford Groups so we know how many participants to expect. 

The Champions featuring Zsea Bowmani

Join Stanford Pride for The Champions, a new interview series featuring Stanford alumni who are championing diversity and inclusion as members of the LGBTQ community.

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Host Jarreau Bowen (he/him/his) ’07, MA ’08, interviews Zsea Bowmani (he/him/his) ’06 to hear about Zsea’s work at the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, human rights, and the environment.


Jarreau Bowen

Zsea Bowmani

The format will be a 20 minute interview followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the audience.  Learn more about The Champions on our website.

The Champions Interview Series featuring Zsea Bowmani ’06

When:Saturday, March 26, 2022, 1:00–1:30 p.m. PDT
Where:Online via Zoom
Cost:Free
RSVP:Register on Stanford Groups to receive the Zoom link for this online event. We ask that you not share the Zoom link on your social media channels.  Stanford Groups is only available to Stanford alumni at this time.

Seeking Stanford Pride Board members for 2022-2023

Apply to Join the Stanford Pride Board of Directors, or Nominate a Candidate

Apply to join the Stanford Pride Board of Directors – APPLY NOW!

Know someone who is well qualified? Nominate a Candidate!

Deadline: March 31, 2022 @ 11:59 PT
Term: May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Stanford Pride is the LGBTQ+ alumni organization for Stanford University.

Stanford Pride aims to foster meaningful connections among Stanford LGBTQ+ alumni and our campus community of students, faculty, and staff. We create space for and listen to the diversity of voices among us to understand and amplify our shared priorities. Through social, advocacy, and educational events, we create a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and exciting future for our community at Stanford and beyond.

The Stanford Pride Board of Directors carries out its mission each year by providing meaningful events and programming for its members across the world. We organize a range of activities to bring LGBTQ+ members of the Stanford community together in cities across the US and around the world. In addition to California, we are actively growing chapters in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Texas and beyond to bring meaningful local content and programming to our members.

The Board is a geographically dispersed organization with three in-person meetings during the academic year (May, October/Reunion Homecoming, and February) and monthly conference calls.

Interested students, staff, alums, faculty, and Stanford LGBTQ+ community members are encouraged to apply.  We would especially like to hear from those who:

  • Have unique insights as members of  communities including but not limited to: women, trans and nonbinary, first generation/low-income (FLI), disabled and neurodivergent, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color, as well as current students.
  • Have experience working with Stanford staff, faculty, and students.
  • Are well-connected to local LGBTQ+ communities, including those at Stanford.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential.
  • Will represent Stanford Pride in their community.

How to Apply

Important Dates

  • Applications are due March 31, 2022 @ 11:59 PT.
  • Phone interviews with a current Board Member will occur in early April. Finalists will be invited to a zoom meeting with the full board as a final confirmation of interest and fit.
  • Final notifications will take place by the end of April.
  • The spring meeting to start the new board year will be held Sat, May 21, 2022, 9 am – 4 pm PT. We expect and encourage new board members to attend.

Board Members hold their position for a one-year term. In this time, they will support the Mission and goals of Pride by: 

  • Attending events and actively engaging constituency.
  • Serving on at least one board committee.
  • Attending scheduled monthly board calls and committee-specific calls scheduled as necessary.
  • Attending at least two of three annual in-person board meetings/retreats. Attendance at the May meeting (Sat, May 21, 2022, 9 am – 4 pm PT) is expected for new board members. Please note that in-person meetings were held virtually during the pandemic and we will continue to have a virtual option going forward.

Questions? Email recruitment@stanfordpride.org with additional questions.

Stanford Pride’s New Mission Statement

Last month, the Stanford Pride Board of Directors voted to approve the organization’s updated bylaws, including our new mission statement. Thank you to everyone who weighed in on our mission statement last year!

Mission Statement
Stanford Pride fosters meaningful connections among Stanford LGBTQ+ alumni and our campus community of students, faculty, and staff. We create space for and listen to the diversity of voices among us to understand and amplify our shared priorities. Through social, advocacy, and educational events, we create a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and exciting future for our community at Stanford and beyond.

The Champions Interview Series featuring Jay-Marie Hill

Join Stanford Pride for The Champions, a new interview series featuring Stanford alumni who are championing diversity and inclusion as members of the LGBTQ community.

The Champions featuring Jay-Marie Hill

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Host Jarreau Bowen (he/him/his) ’07, MA ’08, interviews Jay-Marie Hill (they/all) ’10 to learn about Jay-Marie’s advocacy for the Black Trans community and how their experience at Stanford shaped their path in activism and art.

Jarreau BowenJay-Marie Hill

The format will be a 20 minute interview followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the audience.  Learn more about The Champions on our website.

The Champions Interview Series featuring Jay-Marie Hill ’10

When:Saturday, February 26, 2022, 1:00–1:30 p.m. PST
Where:Online via Zoom
Cost:Free
RSVP:Register on Stanford Groups to receive the Zoom link for this online event. We ask that you not share the Zoom link on your social media channels.  Stanford Groups is only available to Stanford alumni at this time.

Dylan Simmons ’17, third-year Stanford law student, passes away

Dear Stanford Pride community,

It is with a heavy heart that we share news that we’ve lost Dylan Simmons, a cherished member of the Stanford LGBTQ community.

Dylan Simmons ’17 M.S. ’17, a third-year Stanford law student, passed away in a campus residence on Thursday night, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and Dean of Stanford Law School Jenny S. Martinez announced in a message to the community on Friday, January 21, 2022.

A gathering sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs was held in the law school student lounge on Friday afternoon with representatives from Counseling and Psychological Services, the Graduate Life Office and the Office of Spiritual Life. More gatherings and support resources will be available in the coming days.

Update: A memorial service was held on Friday, January 28 at 1:00 pm at University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, TX. View a recording of the memorial service.

Friends, family remember the life of Dylan Simmons ’17, M.S. ’17
– The Stanford Daily, Feb. 7, 2022

Below we are sharing a message from Stanford’s Queer Student Resources.

January 21, 2022

Dear community, 

We have some tragic news to share and are really sad to be writing this email.  We learned today that we’ve lost a deeply loved member of our community, Dylan Simmons. 

Dylan has been a cherished part of many communities on campus over the last several years as an undergrad, co-term and most recently as a grad student at the Law School.  For the last few years they’ve been on staff at QSR.  We are in deep mourning for our dear friend.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be finding ways to grieve, celebrate, remember, and honor their life and will make sure to share opportunities to engage in these processes collectively.

We’ll be gathering in front of QSpot (Firetruck House, 433 Santa Teresa St.) at 7:00 pm. tonight to be there for each other, to honor Dylan and to grieve. We’ll have candles and flowers and encourage folks to bring whatever else they want. 

As always, please stay safe, find support, and reach out in any ways that you need to and let us QSR directors know if there are ways that we can be there for you. 

Below is a list of resources–please share these widely and use these freely as we find our way through this hard time. We know how difficult such deaths can be to process, especially within our communities, and we encourage folks to find support in whatever ways feel right to them. 

With care, 

Danny, Michael, and Ben 
Queer Student Resources directors

Resources and support services

Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline is an anonymous and confidential peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and gender questioning peers.

Trevor Project: (866) 488-7396 also available via online chat or texting
The Trevor Project is a crisis intervention program for LGBTQ youth. 

Weiland Health Initiative (for queer and trans* students)
To schedule an appointment go to:  https://weiland.stanford.edu
Phone: 650-723-2005 
weilandhealth@stanford.edu

Students can also call Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 24/7 at (650) 723-3785. More Stanford resources are listed here.

Stanford Grief Resources:
https://grieving.stanford.edu

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