June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, an annual celebration that recognizes LGBTQ+ people and their impact on the world. The timing commemorates the Stonewall uprising of June 1969, a key event in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.

SIPA is pleased to highlight LGBTQ+ alumni to help mark Pride Month and honor all the members of our LGBTQ+ community, including two students who are part of Spectrum, a student organization of SIPA LGBTQ+ members and straight allies. You can follow them on Instagram at @spectrumSIPA.

You can check out how Columbia University is celebrating Pride Month this year, and read up on resources for promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Finally, we encourage people to take a critical look at how corporations have been monetizing Pride, in this post from 2019 by alum Kier Joy MPA ’19.