LMU celebrates the LGBTQ+ community during June Pride month and throughout the year.

Students at Lavender Graduation

Honoring the Class of 2021

On Saturday, May 1, we proudly celebrated our LGBTQ grads at Lavender Graduation, a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQ students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university. 

We look forward to celebrating all 2021 graduates at in-person ceremonies in July.

Congratulations, Graduates!


Lavender Graduation Playlist

Queer Spaces Playlist


Lion Pride

Video: Pride Fest at LMU

The Residence Hall Association and LGBT Student Services celebrate LMU's incredible LGBTQ+ community at Pride Fest

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Express Yourself

Calling All Artists

Submit your personal creative works to be displayed on the Pride 365 hub.

Raven Yamamoto '21
Alumni Spotlight

Raven Yamamoto '21

The alum founded a student-run publication that foregrounds voices of individuals not normally heard on mainstream news.

Proud Gallery

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Pride Listening Session

Explore the gallery and enjoy a virtual jam session on June 13 with Ali Hoyt, senior administrative coordinator in University Advancement. 



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Puzzle Pieces

Explore this sketch of identity discovery by Pony '23, Animation and English double-major

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Music by Brooklyn Kelly

Listen to music by Brooklyn Kelly, ’22 Theater Arts major



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Hello, Good Bis!

Explore the Hello Good Bis podcast and tune in to "Bi Appointment with Dr. Mimi" - interviewee Dr. Mimi Hoang, staff psychologist in Student Psychological Services

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LGBTQ in Asian Communities

An interview with Dr. Mimi Hoang, staff psychologist in Student Psychological Services

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The & Project

The & Project is a multimedia Instagram celebrating intersectionality, created by Fati Beck (they/them) ’20, B.A. in Studio Arts with Focus in Multimedia Arts and concentration in Motion. Explore Fati’s recent work with ONE Archives Foundation

Poetry & Prose: An Anthology

A collection of works by LMU Black Queer Space's poets, models, and artists from Black History Month 2021. Paperback Book & E-book now available for purchase! All proceeds go to CRIME's QTPOC Wellness Fund. Front cover by Kirsten Osei-Bonsu


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Art by Vanessa Newell, associate professor of film production and editing

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Marigold Candle Co.

Founded by Jessica Laar ’22, Psychology major and Business Administration minor. Marigold is a Black, queer-owned shop specializing in crystals and colorful, hand-poured, scented soy wax candles and wax melts. Special Pride Month candles will be made to order throughout the month of June! Contact @rradicaljess or marigoldcco@gmail.com



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Joyful Day Essentials

Joyful Day Essentials is a black and queer owned self-care brand operating in peace and love. Explore self-care boxes, custom tea blends, apparel, and stationery for yourself and your loved ones. Created by Eboné, a prospective doctoral student.

In Six Words

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The LMU’s Anti-Racism Project’s In Six Words series gets to the heart of our community’s struggles and fight against the unjust and unequal experiences that plague our society, in hopes of sparking conversation, understanding, and empathy. 

LGBTQ+ Pride is about more than just identity. June stories will highlight the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer community around issues of dignity, new perspective, expression, joy, advocacy, and so much more.


Submit Your Story    Six Words Gallery

Community Engagement

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L.A. Pride: “Thrive with Pride” June 10-13

Get Involved

Film Festivals

Reading Room

Books, Research, and Scholarly Work by Our Faculty and Staff

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Happier as a Woman

by Martina Giselle Ramirez, Director of the LMU Center for Teaching Excellence and Professor of Biology

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Kill Daddy: Reproduction, Futurity, and the Survival of the Radical Feminist

by Mairead Sullivan, assistant professor of Women's and Gender Studies
published in Women's Studies Quarterly

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Decolonize the Syllabus

by Jae Williams, assistant professor of African American Studies

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Marriage Restriction Amendments and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate: The Social, Psychological, and Policy Implications

A scholarly journal edited by Assistant Professor of Psychology Adam W. Fingerhut, Ellen D. B. Riggle, and Sharon Scales Rostosky.



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Parallax: ReVisioning Queer and Trans People of Color in Photography

A panel discussion featuring visual journalist and Assistant Professor of Journalism Tara Pixley, Gabriel Garcia Roman, and Ka-Man Tse, Mengwen Cao.


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Identity Achievement, Affirmation and Psychological Well-Being among Ethnic and Sexual Minority Individuals

by Negin Ghavami, Adam W. Fingerhut, Letitia A. Peplau, Sheila K. Grant, and Michele A. Wittig
pubilshed in Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

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Toward Abolitionist Genealogy

by Andrew Dilts, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations
published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy