LGBTQIA+ Month Events


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Pride Month Kickoff Event

Date/Time: Thursday, June 1, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
In-Person LocationA Quad (between A Building & E. Carson St.), Liberal Arts Campus

Join us as we kick off Pride Month with music, food, resource fair, gender affirming haircuts/makeup, and free HIV testing.

How to be a Good Ally

Date/Time: Thursday, June 1, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
In-Person Location: T-1200, Liberal Arts Campus

This program dives deeper into ways you can show up as an ally, not only during social justice movements but also in everyday life. Participants will take a hard look at how they currently show up in these spaces and how they can do better (with the right tools). Eboné will share ineffective vs. effective ways of ally activism. Participants will also look at breaking through uncomfortability and standing in their purpose.

LGBTQ Centers Connection

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 6, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
In-Person LocationSJIC – Social Justice Intercultural Center, Liberal Arts Campus (Building E)

Come meet some of our Pride Center Directors from local 4 year colleges around southern California. We have confirmed there will be a representative from Cal State Long Beach.

Born This Way

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 6, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
In-Person Location: Art Theater, 2025 E Fourth St, Long Beach, CA 90814, United States

A highly anticipated first look at the 12 min short film, “Born This Way”, directed by Tatiana Navarrette; starring Mattie Westbrouck, Olivia Kale and Doyle Smiens.

This LGBTQIA+ event is jam-packed! We aim to celebrate diversity, love, and acceptance, in hopes it will leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Dress your best, see you there! 

$15 per peson. First 15 to RSVP will get free ticket and transportation.


Or, purchase your own ticket and we’ll see you there!


Sip & Paint

Day/Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
LocationSJIC – Social Justice Intercultural Center, Liberal Arts Campus (Building E)

Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ through art & conversation.

*All spaces have been reserved!

Meet Your Village

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
In-Person Location: SJIC – Social Justice Intercultural Center, Liberal Arts Campus (Building E)

Join LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty for a Meet Your Village Mixer. There will be casual guided conversation, activities, and refreshments to build community and network with one another.

Skating at Pigeon’s Roller Rink

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 20, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
In-Person Location: Pigeon’s Roller Rink at PCH & 2nd

Celebrate Pride Month by skating a few laps around the roller rink while dancing to some of your favorite LGBTQ+ icons! RSVP via the link below by 6/6/23 so that the rink has enough skates, and feel free to bring your own!

RSVP Here Before June 6

Outdoor Film Screening and Ballroom Competition

Date/Time: Monday, June 26, 7:00PM – 10:00PM
In-Person Location: Nordic Lounge & E Quad

Ballroom competition followed by a screening of Paris is Burning. Ballroom categories:

  • Glam - Prepare to captivate the audience with opulence and extravagance of our Glam category. Showcase their most exquisite attire, sparkling accessories, and fierce poses that radiate pure joy and excellence! 
  • Butch/Femme - How do you embody masculine power and fashion?  Show up exuding rugged charm, shy chic, dapper boi, fresh to death or whatever butch or femme means to you.    
  • Face - It’s all about the LOOK, makeup, and expressions that can speak volumes. Go flawless or funky, it doesn’t matter just leave the audience in awe! 
  • Retro – Bring the fashion, hairstyles, and dance styles of yesteryears to life, capturing the essence and allure of bygone eras. We’re thinking zoot suits, hip huggers, tracksuits, candy raver necklaces. Let’s go back in time, to any time! 
  • Summertime Pride – Let the warmth of summer and the vibrant colors of LGBTQ+ pride fill the air as our Summertime Pride category ignites the stage. Be prepared to immerse yourself in a celebration of diversity, with participants flaunting their most vibrant, beach-inspired, and festival-ready looks that radiate pure joy and inclusivity. Get ready to soak up the sun and the spirit of pride! 


Meet Your Village with Viking Summer Voyage

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
In-Person Location: T-1200, Liberal Arts Campus

Combined event with Viking Voyage to connect LGBTQIA+ students with current students, faculty and staff.

Drag Bingo Fundraiser

Date/Time: Thursday, June 29, 5:00PM - 9:00PM
In-Person Location: E-101 & E-102, Liberal Arts Campus

Join us for a free evening of Bingo and prizes, as we celebrate Pride Month. Hosted by Local Drag Queen Torta Jugosa and our very own Superintendent/President Dr. Mike Munoz.

Please note for Accommodations: At least 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, 5 business days prior to the event, please contact Human Resources Staff at *requests are based on provider availability*