UI Pride

To our community, 

We cannot, in good conscience, celebrate Pride Month without acknowledgement of the continuing oppression that Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) continue to face in our nation. We would not have a Pride Month without the Gay Liberation Movement. The Gay Liberation Movement was ignited by the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Riots would not have taken place had it not been for the Trans Women of Color who confronted police brutality and the systemic oppression of their identities. We recognize that this fight is not over.  

As communities across the country unite and push back against oppression, we exist in solidarity with their message: Black Lives Matter. During the month of Pride, we as a community will “recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported” (Black Lives Matter Movement, https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/).  

Committed to change, 

UI Pride Committee 

UI PRIDE 2020 is not cancelled!

We've moved it online! Please check out our page below for ways  you can celebrate with us and the community!

Welcome - Why We're Doing This

Welcome to the website celebrating our LGBTQIA Pride at the University of Iowa! As we write this in the spring of 2020, the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through the U.S. and much of the world, causing the University of Iowa to move entirely online in order to protect our students, staff, faculty, and community members. UI Pride was no exception to this, and we have decided to move our Pride celebration into the virtual realm through this webpage.

In addition, Iowa City Pride made the difficult decision to cancel the Pride Festival this year, but continues to engage people virtually. For more information on how the city of Iowa City is celebrating Pride month, please go here.

Below, you will find new content added to our site each Monday in June 2020. Each new set of content will provide fun and safe ways to celebrate, honor, and share your #UIowaPride at home, while practicing social distancing. Each week, we will add new activities surrounding a theme for the week, with activities and challenges for you do do and share with your social networks using #UIowaPride.

Thank you to everyone for engaging in the virtual celebration with us! We are looking forward to seeing your pictures and posts on social media and beyond! As Iowa City Pride puts it: "Our Pride we will maintain!"

In Solidarity,

The UI Pride Committee

multicolored umbrellas

Pride at Home kit

We're bringing Pride to you with our Pride at Home kits! Below, you will find a number of fun printables and activities you can do at home! You can share your work with us on Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #UIowaPride. We hope that you do!



Week 1 (June 1-7, 2020)

rainbow flags

Pride Coloring Pages

Here, you will find some downloadable Pride coloring pages! Enjoy!

Rainbow baloon wreath

Make a Balloon Wreath!

flower made from rainbow colored construction paper

Make Pride Flowers!

rainbow string art

Make rainbow string art!

Pride flag garlands

Make mini Pride Garlands

Challenge Week 1: Decorate your door or windows!!

Show us your pride at home ideas with door and window decoration examples

Use our above activities or anything you'd like to decorate your door or windows for Pride month! Make sure to post pictures on social media using #UIowaPride!

Download Here


Week 2 (June 8-14, 2020)

Tye-dyed rainbow headband

How to make a DIY Headband

People wearing pride tshirts

DIY Pride T-Shirt

Two people wearing rainbow socks

DIY Pride Socks

pride bracelets

DIY Pride Bracelets

Week 3 (June 15-21, 2020)

Rainbow colored rice cripsy treats

Rainbow (or any Pride colors!) Rice Crispy Treats!

Rainbow chex mix

Rainbow (or any Pride colors!) Chex Mix!

Colorful cheesecake bars

Pride Colors Cheesecake Bars!

Week 4 (June 22-30, 2020)

Resources: Podcasts

5 Podcasts at the Intersection of Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Best Pride Podcasts

Celebrating Pride Month with Podcasts

LeGaL LGBT Podcast

History-revealing and thought-provoking podcasts

When POC is Not Enough: Anti-Blackness in the LGBTQ Community

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Season 1: Episode 1: Sylvia Rivera

Season 3: Episode 1: Sylvia Rivera – Part 2 Season

2: Episode 1: Marsha P. Johnson and Randy Wicker

More can be found: https://makinggayhistory.com/

Go to the Archives

Resources: Articles

Intersectional Pride 

Call to Action


Resources: Ted Talks

Resources: Support

For the LGBTQIA Community

For Advocates and Allies of the LGBTQIA Community

Resources: Activities