LGBTQ Pride Month

At the University of Missouri, April is celebrated as LGBTQ Pride month!

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At the University of Missouri, April is celebrated as LGBTQ Pride month! Events, fun, history, education, and community are just some of the things you’ll find. See the calendar for a full listing of Pride Month events with full descriptions.

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible and inclusive. Please contact at least a week in advance if you anticipate barriers to your participation.

April 5, 2023

Pride Cakes 
Noon, Women’s Center

Kick off Mizzou Pride Month, stop by the Women’s Center and grab a cupcake to celebrate!

April 6, 2023

Queer Educators Panel & Social  
6-8 p.m., The Bridge, 220 Townsend Hall 

Come hear from our panelists as they share their experiences and advice for future educators! 

April 10, 2023

Little Ashes film screening
6 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center 

Collaborator: Spanish Theater

Join us for a film screening of Little Ashes. Set in 1920s Spain, this film follows three of the era’s most creative young talents as they meet at university and set off on a course to change their world. Luis Buñuel watches helplessly as the friendship between surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and the poet Federico García Lorca develops into a love affair. 

April 10-14, 2023

Donation Drive for City of Refugee
RSVP Center 

The RSVP Center is excited to give back to our Columbia community with a donation drive April 10-14 to support City of Refuge. Individual donations are welcome all week. Organizations can register on MU Engage to participate for a chance to win $250!

April 11, 2023

Coffee Tuesday 
8:30-10:30 a.m., Women’s Center

Swing by this Coffee Tuesday as we celebrate PRIDE! We will have Mizzou Pride T-shirts available for purchase ($10). Come celebrate with us!

April 13, 2023

Queer Spring Fling
6-8 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center

It’s our favorite time again! Join us at Queer Spring Fling — we will have food, games and crafts. We hope to see you there!

April 15, 2023

Gay Prom
7-10 p.m., Memorial Union 201

You are invited to celebrate Gay Prom! This is an opportunity to make new prom memories. All students are welcome to join a night of fun, dance, food and love! The theme is a red and gold masquerade ball.

April 17, 2023 

Body Collective Release Party
6-7 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center 

It’s time for the official release of the Body Collective! Join us as we showcase queer poetry, art, personal essays and stories. Treats and beverages will be provided!

April 20, 2023

Young Mungo book discussion 
3 p.m., The Bridge, 220 Townsend Hall 

Growing up in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo and James are born under different stars—Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic—and they should of be sworn enemies if they’re to be seen as men at all. Yet against all odds, they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. 

April 20, 2023

La voz de Federico
6 p.m., Anheuser-Busch Auditorium

The play La voz de Federico tells the story of the Spaniard poet Federico García Lorca from his early childhood until he was killed in 1936 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War by the fascists on the charges of being socialist, mason and homosexual. The script is composed of mostly Lorca´s own texts (and thus, the title of the play, The voice of Federico), which are, mostly, of a surreal style, prompting an experimental theater performance in which dream and reality intertwine with each other.

April 25, 2023

Fine Art Before Finals
2-4 p.m., Women’s Center

April is almost over, and finals are right around the corner. Here’s one more opportunity to destress with us! We will be painting canvases in the Women’s Center. While supplies last.

May 2, 2023

Catalyst Awards
6-8 p.m., N214CDE, Memorial Union

The Catalyst Awards is an annual ceremony celebrating individuals and organizations at Mizzou and in Columbia for their outstanding dedication to LGBTQIA inclusion. Refreshments provided! If you plan on attending, please RSVP to by Monday, April 17.