Gaypril: Campus Pride Month 2023

Wednesday, April 05, 2023 - All Day Event

Memorial Union Building

Gaypril: Campus Pride Month is a month-long celebration of the lives and experiences of LGBTQIAP+ people. We hope to see you there!


Gaypril: Campus Pride Month is coordinated by the Aulbani J. Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice, and Freedom in collaboration with : UNH Alliance, Trans UNH, The Bill Kidder Fund, Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity, Global Education, Health and Wellness, SHARPP,  Diversity Support Coalition, Alumni Affairs, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, NH Listens, UNH Graduate Student Non-Binary Support Group.


The University of New Hampshire is committed to full inclusion and access for all. If you have a disability and require an accommodation to fully participate in this program, please contact The Aulbani J. Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice, and Freedom at or 603-862-5204. Some accommodations may take longer to arrange, so you are encouraged to contact us at least 48 hours in advance.

Gaypril: Campus Pride Month 2023 Events and Programs

30th Annual Pride & Pancakes Celebration

4/4/23 | 8am-10:30am EST| Granite State Room & Virtual/Zoom: Register Here for Pride and Pancakes

For over two decades the Kidder Fund, named for late UNH professor William “Bill” Kidder, has sponsored awards for those within the UNH community advancing initiatives important to the LGBTQIA+ community. These awards are presented annually at the Pride and Pancakes Celebration. This year's breakfast promises to be especially festive! 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the breakfast as well as the 50th anniversary of UNH's first Gay Students Organization (GSO)


Spotlight On: Healthy Relationships & Queer Identities

4/4/23 | 7pm EST | Randall Hall 1 Lounge (Upper Quad)

The lessons we learn about relationships are typically billed as universal, but more often than not they come from a cisnormative and heteronormative perspective. In this program, we’ll explore relationship dynamics from a queer POV, covering what “the research” tells us (which may surprise you!) and examining how our own experiences and wisdom compare. Disclaimer: relationships of all kinds can be queer – sexual or romantic relationship experience not required!


Drag Ball

4/7/23 | 6:30pm EST | Memorial Union Building Granite State Room

Join Alliance for their annual Drag ball. Dressing in drag is encouraged but not required!


Cookie Decorating with Trans UNH

4/11/23 | 12:40-2pm EST | Memorial Union Building 334/336

Stop by MUB 334/336 between 12:40 and 2 pm on Tuesday, April 11th to decorate a cookie and celebrate campus pride month! We will have cookies, sprinkles, and frosting so just bring yourself and an appetite! 


Alliance Open Mic Night

4/15/23 | 7pm -9pm EST | Memorial Union Building Entertainment Center

Come join Alliance for an open mic night where you can express any of your talents, thoughts, and feelings.


Basics of Community Organizing Workshop

4/17/23 | 6:30-8pm EST | Hamilton Smith 107

What does it mean to organize for a cause? What skills are involved? How can you develop skills and relationships to advance issues you care about? Join us for an interactive discussion/workshop!


Study Abroad and Study Away for the LGBTQ+ Community

4/18/23 | 12:40pm EST | Beauregard Center - Memorial Union Building 120

UNH has hundreds of options for studying abroad or studying away for all majors & interests—there is something for every identity! Learn how to find an off-campus experience (in the US or abroad) that fits your academic, financial, and personal needs AND celebrates your queerness. Presenters are members of the UNH LGBTQ+ Community and will present information on how to find your perfect program, and will share their journeys.


Create Your Own Pride Flag

4/18/23 | 7:30-9pm EST | Beauregard Center - Memorial Union Building 120

Join friends during the weekly Alliance meeting to create your own pride flags.


Pillow Talk: The Pleasure Gap

4/19/23 | 6:30-7:30pm EST | Memorial Union Building 223

Join Sexual Well-Being Intern Olivia Arangio for an open conversation about all things pleasure, why people who were assigned female at birth tend to experience less of it, and how to work towards bridging this gap. Open to UNH students of all identities


Warm Cookies and Coming Out Stories

4/20/23 |12:40-2pm EST | Beauregard Center - Memorial Union Building 120

Trans UNH and NH listens are opening up space for folks to share coming out stories and all the emotions that come with those stories. Come enjoy a warm cookie and hear about the heart-warming, the embarrassing, the awkward, and everything else. The floor will be open to anyone who wants to share.


Classroom Conversations: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity

4/20/23 | 6:30-8pm EST | Virtual: Register Here for Classroom Conversations: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity

Annual Kidder lecture with a twist; this year the lecture will be replaced by a panel discussion followed by breakout sessions.


LGBTQIA+ Leadership Panel

4/21/23 | 10:30-11:30am EST | Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics 175

This will be a panel discussion of LGBTQIA+ leaders in New Hampshire who will answer questions about their experiences in starting an organization and working in public office.


Trans UNH Open Meeting: Transgender History

4/24/23 | 6-7pm EST | Memorial Union Building 338

Join Trans UNH for our monthly open meeting. We will be discussing all things related to transgender history to celebrate the amazing transgender folks of the past and present!

Gaypril Picnic

4/24/23 |4-5pm EST | Thompson Hall Lawn near flagpole.

Rain location: Sociology Grad Student Lounge (McConnell 338)

Potluck picnic, lawn games, and sing-a-long to affirm non-binary and expansive gender identities. The goal of this event is to provide space and community for the affinity group of non-binary & gender expansive students/faculty/staff as well as to those who identify as allies.


End of the Month Gaypril Celebration

4/29/23 |  6-9pm EST | Memorial Union Building Entertainment Center

Come hang out with Alliance to celebrate all of the great events from Gaypril.


Alliance Meeting

Every Tuesday | 7:30-9pm | Beauregard Center - Memorial Union Building 120

Join Alliance for their weekly meeting at the Beauregard Center


Get Yourself Tested! (GYT) Month

Happening all month long! GYT! Get yourself tested/screened for STIs/HIV at Health & Wellness during the month of April and get a free $5 gift card. Offer available to all UNH students. To register visit Health and Wellness. Testing it is not free and will be billed to your insurance or you can pay out of pocket. Appointments are confidential and by appointment.


**Gaypril Event information can be found on the Aulbani J. Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice, and Freedom Facebook and the UNH master calendar.


Contact Info
Lu Butterfield-Ferrell