Celebrating Pride Month

Pride and Trans Flag Raising Event

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De Anza College kicked off Pride Month for 2023 by holding a special flag raising event in the Main Quad with members of the campus LGBTQ+ community, along with campus allies and civic leaders including Cupertino Vice Mayor Sheila Mohan and Councilmember J.R. Fruen

The program included brief remarks by students, faculty members and civic leaders, before raising the Pride and Trans flags to honor and support the LGBTQ+ community. Afterward, those attending gathered in the new Pride Center (Library 138) for light refreshments, tours and conversation.

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Flags Over Main Quad

President Lloyd Holmes

Lloyd Holmes, President

Kestia Durant, Student

Kestia Durant, Student

J.R. Fruen

J. R. Fruen,
Cupertino Councilmember

Sheila Mohan

Sheila Mohan,
Cupertino Vice Mayor

Jamie Pelusi

Jamie Pelusi,
Faculty Coordinator, Pride Center

Alicia Mullens

Alicia Mullens,
Instructor, Meterology

Clifton Der Bing

Clifton Der Bing,
Psychological Services Counselor, Foothill College

raising the flag

Raising the Flag

gathering at flagpole

Gathering at the Flagpole

Cortez, Pelusi, Le

Alicia Cortez, Dean, Equity and Engagement;
Jamie Pelusi; Huy Le, Counselor

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After the Ceremony

Queer & Now Conference

Honey MahoganyDe Anza's Pride Celebration will continue on Tuesday, June 6, with the ninth annual Queer & Now conference, featuring the performer and civic activist Honey Mahogany as keynote speaker. This year's conference theme is "Be Unapologetically You!" 

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