LGBTQ Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Center

Past Pride Celebrations

Wake Forest LGBTQ 2014 Pride Celebrations:

National Coming Out Day

October 9, 2014 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

October 10, 2014 – 11:00 – 1:00 pm

Magnolia Quad

Come out to the Magnolia quad to get a “Love is Love” t-shirt, express what “Love is Love” means to you, eat some donuts, and have some fun!

On Friday, wear your shirt to the Magnolia Quad for a giant group picture. If you don’t have a shirt, no worries! We’ll still be handing them out on Friday.

We will take the picture at 12:30 on Friday. Please arrive by 12:20 so we can start arranging ourselves!

National Coming Out Day (4)


LGBT Pride Parades: Then and Now

October 13, 2014 – 3:30 pm

ZSR Auditorium

Wake Forest sociology professor Dr. Kate Bruce joins the Library Lecture Series to share her research on the role of Pride Parades within the larger LGBTQ movement toward equality. As Winston-Salem gets ready to host its own LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, October 19, we look back at the parades got their start.  Held simultaneously in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the first Pride events brought gays and lesbians together to fight for greater social acceptance. Today, Pride parades are held in over 100 U.S. cities and 30 countries across the world. Do they still serve a role in the struggle for social change?

Learn more here. 


Winston-Salem Pride

October 19, 2014

Downtown Winston-Salem

Join Wake Forest University as we march in the Winston-Salem Pride Parade. The LGBTQ Center, ZSR Library, and Office of the Provost have joined forces to sponsor a Wake Forest float and we would love to see droves of Deacons come out to march with us! To sign up to march with us, please click here and fill out a brief form. 

The parade starts at 2:00. If you’d like to march with us, please meet us on Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem at 1:15.

Click here to learn more about Winston-Salem Pride.