Stanford Pride Virtual Book Club

Featuring The Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

The Cemetery Boys is written by a queer, trans, Latinx writer originally from the Bay Area.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

When:Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 5 – 6 pm PT
RSVP:Sign up via Stanford Groups.

Call for Nominations – 2023 Stanford Pride Award of Merit

Save the date for our annual Reunion Homecoming reception on campus on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Reunion Homecoming is Stanford Pride’s time each year to recognize our honorees who have made outstanding contributions to our community. In preparation for this celebration, we need YOUR help to nominate one or more honorees to be recognized in 2023. You can submit your nomination using the following link.

Stanford Pride Award Nomination Form

Criteria: Nominees must have an affiliation with the Stanford LGBTQ+ community (students, alumni, staff, etc.). Nominations should include information about how the nominee has contributed to the LGBTQ+ community at large.

Nominations are due by Tuesday, August 15, 2023. If you’d like to submit multiple nominees, please fill out the form once per nomination.Thank you, and we hope to see you at Stanford Reunion!

Stanford Pride leaves Twitter

Stanford Pride has made the decision to deactivate our Twitter account as of June 26, 2023.

Since Elon Musk took over ownership of Twitter last year, it has become an increasingly unsafe space for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people. Anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ tweets have skyrocketed, particularly after Twitter announced that it was removing its longstanding policy to protect transgender people from targeted misgendering and deadnaming.

Twitter’s direction does not align with Stanford Pride’s values. Stanford Pride’s Board of Directors voted to deactivate our Twitter account and we are reviewing our other social media channels to determine if similar action is needed on those platforms.

You can connect with Stanford Pride on:


Facebook: Stanford Pride


Stanford Pride Inaugural Summit 2023

May 20, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we will host our inaugural Stanford Pride Summit on May 20, 2023 in San Francisco! This will be an incredible opportunity for our LGBTQ alumni to reconnect with other queer alumni, re-engage with our inner nerd through incredible guest speakers and breakout discussions, and reimagine Stanford as a hub for queer culture.

See the list of Featured Speakers:

Early Bird Pricing ends April 30, 2023


Stanford Students attend for free!

Students can RSVP to the Summit for a free ticket and sign up for a free chartered bus from Stanford to the venue in SF.

Stanford Pride Summit: The Road to Wellness
Saturday, May 20, 9am – 3pm Pacific

San Francisco LGBT Center
San Francisco, CA

Want to get involved?


I want to sponsor!

If you or your organization are looking to sponsor this event, we are continuing to bring in additional Summit Sponsors at various levels, who will be recognized for their support of this event. Please hit the link below for more information.



I want to be more hands-on!

As we prepare to give you an incredible event, we would love additional support in helping make sure it runs smoothly. Please hit the link below if you are interested in volunteering now or helping with day-of coordination.


Join the Stanford Pride Board of Directors

Apply to Join Stanford Pride Board of Directors

Deadline: March 24, 2023 @ 11:59 PT
Term: May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024


We’re looking for students, staff, alumni, faculty, and Stanford LGBTQ+ community members to help us forge into the future and reenvision how we create more space for the LGBTQ+ alumni and student community. 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, and 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 24, 2023 @ 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 executive committee as a final confirmation of interest and fit.
  • Final notifications will take place by the end of April.

Stanford Pride is hosting its Inaugural Stanford Pride Summit on May 20, 9am-3pm PT in San Francisco, and the spring meeting to start the new board year will be held Sunday, May 21, 2023, 9 am – 12pm PT. New board members should plan to attend both.

Each Board Member holds 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 up to three annual in-person board meetings/retreats. Attendance at the May meeting (Sunday, May 21, 2023, 9 am – 12 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 with additional questions.

A Special Message from Kelli Evans ’91

Kelli Evans ’91 received the Stanford Pride Trailblazer Award at our 2022 Reunion Stanford Pride Gala.

Judge Evans was not able to attend in person, but she sent us a recorded message to share. Hear her words of coming out on campus and her advice to the Stanford LGBTQ community.

Watch a short video as Gov. Gavin Newsom interviews Kelli Evans, reflecting on her path to becoming a judge and her thoughts on being nominated to the California Supreme Court.

Stanford Pride x Moulin Rouge!

Stanford Pride Presents…

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – San Francisco

Baz Luhrmann’s Revolutionary Film Comes to Life

After another amazing Reunion Homecoming celebration, join Stanford Pride for an afternoon in San Francisco enjoying Moulin Rouge! at The Orpheum Theatre. We will start with a pre-show mixer, followed by a great show!

Pop the champagne: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is the winner of 10 Tony Awards® — including Best Musical!

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, MOULIN ROUGE! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind. Watch the trailer!

When:Sunday, October 23, Mixer 12:00–1:00 p.m. PDT, show at 1:00 p.m. PDT
Where:Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., San Francisco
Cost:Orchestra/Loge/Mezzanine: $127 with promo code (down from $137)
Balcony: $76 (down from $81). Price includes pre-show mixer.
RSVP:Click here to buy tickets (promo code “STANFORD” built into link). Email Nick Navarro, MBA ‘12, for details about the pre-show mixer.

NOTE: The STANFORD code actually unlocks discounts for all performances (except Saturday evenings). Patrons who can’t attend Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., can pick an alternate performance with this code at and still save.

Stanford Pride Gala

This year’s event theme is… LAS VEGAS!

Mingle and meet with fellow alumni, students, faculty, and staff at our first in-person Reunion event since 2019! Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and more! Meet current Board members, hear from our Stanford Pride Fellows, and celebrate this year’s recipient of the Stanford Pride Award. Tickets are free, but registration is required.

We’ll have drinks, entertainment, and drag performers!

All class years are welcome!

Help us cover the cost of this event! You will have the opportunity to provide a voluntary donation during registration. Donations will support this event and future Pride programing for alumni and students. See below for sponsorship levels to help support this event.

When:Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:00-9:00 p.m. PDT
Where:Vidalakis Dining Hall – Schwab Residential Center (GSB)
680 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Cost:Free with an opportunity to give a voluntary donation
RSVP:Register here

Stanford Pride Gala Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Sponsorship Levels (Cumulative Benefits)
    • $5,000 – Diamond
      • Photo & bio on Stanford Pride Website (Reunion Homecoming Page) for 1 year 
      • Opportunity to do an on-stage 1-minute thank you message to the Stanford Pride community at the event 
      • 1:1 Virtual Coffee Meeting with the President of Stanford Pride 
      • Note: This sponsorship level requires an email regarding interest in supporting and is subject to Stanford Pride Board approval
    • $1,000 – Platinum
      • Listed in our Thank You email in Stanford Pride email blast 
      • Optional to include photo / LinkedIn profile in Stanford Pride email blast
      • Optional to be featured in Stanford Pride’s Champion Interview Series 
    • $500 – Sapphire 
      • Dedicated Instagram social media post and alumni spotlight
    • $250 – Rainbow
      • Stanford Pride T-Shirt or Tote Bag
      • Included in the official Rainbow Sponsors Thank You LinkedIn Social Media Post 
      • Name and LinkedIn Profile included on Stanford Pride website from October 2022 – 2023
    • $100 – Glitter
      • Your name listed on the Stanford Pride website for thank you from October 2022 – 2023
    • $50 – Sparkle
      • Thank you email from Stanford Pride Board! 

Can’t attend but still want to help us meet our goal? Consider making a donation to Stanford Pride via PayPal.