Young Alumni Brainstorming Workshop: LGBTQ+ Session

August 16, 2022, 12-1 PM PT

On behalf of the Stanford Alumni Association, you are invited to participate in one of a small number of brainstorming workshops because you expressed interest in participating in the Stanford 10 project in the 2021 Stanford 10 young alumni survey. 

In May-June, we invited you, your classmates, and other alums 0–10 years out to share ideas on how we might, together, design alumni experiences and resources that are right for you. The purpose of the brainstorming workshops is to have a small group of alums (between 8-12 per workshop) discuss and prioritize which ideas might move on to prototypes. 

As part of this effort, we are also inviting Stanford alums who identify as FLI and/or LGBTQ+ to a separate 60-minute brainstorming workshop to assess how the ideas gathered from the open call fit with your experiences, priorities, and goals.

Below are the dates/times and unique scheduling links for each session:

·        FLI alums session: Monday, August 15th, 12-1 PM PT: Sign up at https://go.oncehub.com/Stanford10Workshops02

·        LBGTQ+ alums session: Tuesday, August 16th, 12-1 PM PT: Sign up at https://go.oncehub.com/Stanford10Workshops03

Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited to create room for a constructive interactive session. Please consider participating, and meeting some of your fellow alums along the way. If you have any questions, feel free to reply directly to Bora at cboralee@stanford.edu.

As a token of appreciation, we’ll randomly select 10 participants to receive a $50 gift card. If you are selected, you’ll receive an email from us after all the workshops are complete. 

Thanks for your energy and support!


The following 60-minute workshops include any Stanford alumni from the undergraduate classes 2011-2021 (space is limited) and will be fully virtual via Zoom.

There are four date/time options to choose from (each of these will have the same structure and agenda):

·        Tuesday, August 9th, 12-1 PM PT

·        Wednesday, August 10th, 4-5 PM PT

·        Thursday, August 11th, 8-9 AM PT

·        Tuesday, August 16th, 5-6 PM PT

 The sign-up link is here: https://go.oncehub.com/Stanford10Workshops01

A Weekend on the Sonoma Coast

Join a few Stanford Pride friends (and their friends…) for a weekend in Sea Ranch, with a stop in the Russian River area on the way back. We’ve rented a large comfortable house, which advertises “three minutes walk to the bluff, ten minutes to toes in the sand.” Limited availability, sign up soon!

When:Friday, August 26 (arrival from 4 pm) to Sunday, August 28 (leave house by 10 am, lunch and afternoon leisure in or around Guerneville)
Where:Sea Ranch, CA, less than 3 hours north of San Francisco
(Note: parking is limited to three cars at the house, so we will be helping people form carpools)
Cost:About $280 per person for both nights (food and drinks are extra). The more we fill the house, the lower the cost.
RSVP:E-mail Claude Baudoin, MS ’74, for additional details and to sign up.

Gender Data Enablement Project

Take the Gender Data Enablement Pronouns Survey!

Gender Data Enablement Alumni Survey

The IDEAL sponsored Gender Data Enablement project is one of many cross-campus initiatives through which Stanford hopes to create an inclusive, accessible, diverse and equitable university for all community members.

Transgender, gender queer and non-binary community members are not currently represented in Stanford systems and in many lived experiences on campus. Starting with the students, the Gender Data Enablement project will improve how our core information technology systems collect and share gender and pronoun information with other campus systems with the addition of more inclusive options.

Stanford is gathering input from alumni regarding plans to add pronouns and gender identity information to campus systems of record. In the fall of 2022, students will be presented a list of pronouns from which to select. Indicated pronouns will be published on class rosters and in the student directory. The addition of non-binary gender identity options will be presented at a later date. It is intended that these choices will be added to faculty, staff and alumni systems in the future. Stanford is looking for input from alumni regarding this initiative.

Please take the survey: Gender Data Enablement Alumni Survey. It is anonymous and only takes five minutes to complete and will provide valuable insight into the perspective of alumni. Please forward to alumni you know and encourage their participation.

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.

Listen via Podcast:

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.

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