Our Programs and Events

Our signature, annual event was the Pride Alumni Celebration that used to follow the Lavender Graduation ceremony in mid-May. In 2024, with implementation of Senate Bill 17 which resulted in the closure of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Gender & Sexuality Center, and other units, organization of Lavender Graduation was moved to Texas Exes. Our network now has a primary role in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ graduates and allies who continue to make the University a diverse, special community, even without institutional support.

Members of our Network are also active in Pride parades and festivals across the state.

New and returning alumni celebrating the achievements of the 2017 Lavender Graduates.


Cupcakes on display at our LGBTQ+ Alumni Celebration following Lavender Graduation


Austin Pride Festival booth in 2015 with the Gender and Sexuality Center, Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association, and our Network representing UT.


Austin Pride Parade with students and alumni representing the University with pride in 2015

Austin Pride Parade marching contingent with a big group from Dell Medical School joining us in 2016


PRIDE Houston Parade with students and alumni as a marching contingent in 2013