Stanford Pride Announces Board Structure

The Board consists of several committees: the Executive Committee, Community Relations (which has two subcommittees – one for on campus events and relations, and another for beyond campus events and relations), External Communications, and Recruitment & Membership. The 2021 Committee Leads, Committee Members and Committee Email are shown in the chart below.

CommitteeLeadMembersEmail Alias
Community Relations & Events – Beyond Campus SubcomitteeAngel Fabian / Anthony GutierrezAlex Bandza, Jason, Kelly, Kevin,
Community Relations & Events – Campus SubcomitteeLily Zheng / Mike GisondiChris Lucas, Jessie, Zsea
ExecutiveKyle DuarteAllison Martin, Laura Schact, Will
External CommunicationsClaude BaudoinGus Hernandez, Jarreau
Recruitment & MembershipBri ListerCenon Advincula, David

Six Month Initiative for Organizational Change

At our town hall this July, we heard that Stanford Pride needs to change.  In response, we are embarking on a six month initiative for organizational change.   We are setting aside conventions, structures and bylaws to re-envision who we are and what we do.  To become a better and more useful version of what Stanford’s intergenerational queer community can be, we ask that you not only take part in – but also help steer – our journey in transformation.

The town hall and subsequent organizational change initiative came in the wake of our response to anti-black racism this past June, where we:

  • recognized the leadership of low-income Black and brown transgender people, sex workers, butch lesbians, homeless gay youth, and drag queens in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights and justice
  • stated Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives Matter and
  • acknowledged Stanford Pride’s failure and silence in addressing racism and systemic injustices within and beyond the queer community.

We are committed to several actions to hold us accountable to change.

CompletedHost an open Town Hall to hear members’ thoughts and feedback on how we can become a more inclusive and responsive organization and expand on our mission to reflect the diversity of our community.Town hall on 7/15/20Recognized as a Board that we needed deep organizational change and committed to a process to enable that change
In progressSurvey new graduates, current Stanford students, and Pride Members with a focus on queer and trans students and alumni of color to inform how Pride can best serve our diverse communityTake our Queer and Trans Alum Survey or Queer and Trans Student Survey, which each end on 10/10/2020.Aggregated results will be shared with the community after the survey ends.
In progressHold a special election so that the composition of the Board better reflects the Stanford Pride community.Apply to the Board of Directors and/or Refer SomeoneSelected board members will be shared.
In progressCoordinate with Stanford National Black Alumni Association and other affinity alumni organizations to host more joint events about the shared history of our communities and about advocating effectively for societal change.Register for Diverse Alumni End-of-Summer Happy Hour.  A Film Tribute to Marsha P. Johnson was also held.Additional events to be shared in the monthly E-Updates
Soon to comeRevise and add new programming to attract and engage the full population of the community we serve.In progress.

At a high level, our organizational change process will adhere to the following timeline:

  • August – September:  Create and disseminate surveys.  
  • October – December:  
    • Share survey results with the Stanford Pride community.
    • Assemble focus groups
    • Meet with focus groups to define and refine Stanford Pride’s mission, goals, and activities 
  • January – March: 
    • Draft Stanford Pride’s strategic plan.
    • Finalize work with focus groups
    • Share strategic plan with the Stanford Pride community.
  • Beyond March:  Execute & evaluate.

If you are interested in working with us to create the future of Stanford’s intergenerational queer community, please indicate so in the alumni survey or student survey.  

Please also consider registering for our (virtual) Stanford Pride Homecoming Reunion and Connecting Across Generations: Queer Women* & Non-Binary Members of the Stanford Community and other upcoming events.   You can also stay in the loop through social media, below.

Our Website
Our Facebook Group
Our Facebook Page
Our LinkedIn Group
Stanford LGBTQ+ Alumni Mentoring Group
Princeton’s BTGALA Event Calendar

Special Election – Board of Directors

A hand places a piece of paper in a box. The objects are in black on a white background.

Stanford Pride is holding a Special Election for the Board of Directors as part of our commitment to better serve Black members of our community. This election is happening alongside ongoing efforts to better serve queer and trans people of color through cohosting events with SNBAA and POC alumni organizations, surveying queer and trans students of color, and rethinking our event programming. Stanford Pride recognizes that, while we have made progress on our Board diversity over the last few years, we have a long way to go to truly represent and support the diversity of the LGBTQ+ alumni community. This special election plays a key part in our work to achieve that goal.

Please apply yourself or refer others to serve on our board, especially those who:

  • 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

Current students are eligible to apply (both graduate or undergraduate).

How to Apply

  • Fill out the brief application form
  • Email your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest to Eric Elkin (

We ask all candidates to submit their application by December 10, 2020.

How to Refer

If you know someone that you think could contribute their lived experienced to the Stanford Pride Board, please refer them to us. We will reach out to them with information about being a Board Member and how to apply.

Board Commitment

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

  • Attending events and actively engage constituency
  • Serving on at least one board committee
  • Attending scheduled board calls and committee-specific calls scheduled as necessary

About Us

Stanford Pride ( is the LGBTQ+ club of the Stanford Alumni Association. The board consists of alumni volunteers (primarily) with students, staff & faculty welcome to join the board. Our Mission is to create and foster an affirming community of LGBTQ+ alumni, students, faculty and staff, and to represent the Stanford LGBTQ+ communities to the University and beyond.

A sample of community involvement and events includes:

  • We award the Stanford Pride Fellowship each year to 1-2 outstanding undergraduates, allowing them to pursue summer internships serving the LGBTQ community 
  • Reunion Homecoming event for LGBTQ+ alumni
  • Lavender Graduation, an event to celebrate the graduating class of LGBTQ+ students each year
  • Culture Club – a quarterly discussion of a book or a movie primarily focusing
    on queer people of color
  • Inter-generational Discussion: high school students, college students, and
  • Community service and professional networking events
  • Social gatherings at art galleries, pubs, athletic events, and private homes
  • Annual Stanford Pride Ski Trip to Lake Tahoe
  • Pride Parades