Every June, Pride Month honours the 1969 Stonewall riots, celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for these communities.
Celebration activities and events are planned already, with more to come during June. Check out the list below for what’s on around campus to get involved and be sure to keep an eye on the Macquarie University Students Facebook page and This Week for updates.
MQ Pride Wall
The Ally Network has launched the MQ Pride Wall – a digital installation that celebrates Macquarie’s LGBTQ+ staff and student community. Come and check it out in the Arts Precinct Intercultural Foyer (Level 3, 25b Wally’s Walk) before the end of the month.
Tuesdays in June at Esc and Library Cafes
Cupcakes $4.50 Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 June. Available until sold out.
16 June Thursday 5.30pm Drag Queen Trivia at Ubar
Drag Queen Charlamaine is coming to host trivia! Entry is free and there will be great prizes. Gather your friends, family and colleagues! Register now
15 – 17 June Pride Month Night Festival at MUSAC
The Sport & Aquatic Centre is having great fun with themed group fitness classes. They’ve had one already and there’s more to come: 15 June at 5.30pm, 16 June at 5.30pm, 17 June at 6.30pm. Keep an eye on their social media to book your spot.
22 June Social Sport Competition Pride Month round
Players and officials will be donning their rainbow attire, with rainbow socks and armbands supplied to teams by the University.
26 – 30 June Indigenous National University Games
This multi-sport indigenous event is held annually between 43 Australian universities and tertiary institutions. Walanga Muru athletes will be wearing Pride armbands for the tournament. Follow the team on Facebook.
Throughout the month, student residents of our on-campus accommodation will be having fun with rainbow pancake making, rainbow milkshake making and face-painting, while receiving rainbow cupcakes and rainbow facemasks.
There’s going to be plenty of great photos by the end of the month, which we look forward to sharing.
Find out more about LGBTQ+ inclusion, what it means at Macquarie to be an Ally, and how to join the Ally network:
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