The LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and more) Pride as it is celebrated today has its roots in the Stonewall movement of 1969. The Stonewall Inn is a still existing gay bar in Christopher Street in New York City. On June 27th 1969, the New York police raided the Stonewall Inn at midnight which led to street fights between bar guests and the police and evolved to massive revolts for another two nights. This riot is historically considered as the first gay resistance against police repression in the western hemisphere. Since then, the 27th of June is known as the Christopher Street Day and is celebrated all over the world and June is the official international Pride Month. In the 1970s, the Pride Movement spread all around the US and Europe with regular marches and protests. The HIV pandemic in the 1980s led to another wave of awareness and mobilized a lot of straight allies to join the movement. During this time, the community started to include bisexuals and transgenders to the movement. Interestingly, Switzerland was one of the first countries where same sex activities were decriminalized during the Napolean era in 1798. During the Nazi regime, Switzerland and especially Zurich became one of the very few safe havens for LGBTQ+ people in continental Europe. Nonetheless, the political environment was still very hostile and police repression was also common in Switzerland.
- Mon, 30 OctKatharinensaal St.Gallen30 Oct, 18:00 – 23:50Katharinensaal St.Gallen, Katharinengasse 11, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse30 Oct, 18:00 – 23:50Katharinensaal St.Gallen, Katharinengasse 11, 9000 St. Gallen, SuisseAuch dieses Jahr führt der PrideMonth @HSG in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stadt SG wieder eine sehr spannende Podiumsdiskussion durch. Sie sind ganz herzlich zu einem interessanten Diskurs über Inklusion und Diversität eingeladen.
- Fri, 27 OctTalhof27 Oct, 19:00 – 23:55Talhof, Torstrasse 14, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Thu, 26 OctHauptpost, Raum für Literatur26 Oct, 19:00 – 21:00Hauptpost, Raum für Literatur, St. Leonhard-Strasse 40, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland26 Oct, 19:00 – 21:00Hauptpost, Raum für Literatur, St. Leonhard-Strasse 40, 9000 St. Gallen, SwitzerlandVorhang auf für wichtige Genderdebatten und Gleichstellungsfragen. Die Abteilung Integration und Gleichstellung des Kantons St.Gallen lädt ein zur Gender Matters Spezial-Edition: «Non-binary... what?».
- Tue, 17 OctEURB Google17 Oct, 13:45 – 17:30EURB Google, Europaallee 8, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland
- Sat, 14 OctVadianstrasse 59, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland14 Oct, 19:00 – 15 Oct, 00:50Vadianstrasse 59, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Thu, 12 OctSHSG Grid, SQUARE12 Oct, 08:00 – 22:00SHSG Grid, SQUARE, Guisanstrasse 20, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Thu, 05 OctSäntisraum SQUARE05 Oct, 18:30 – 20:30Säntisraum SQUARE, Guisanstrasse 20, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Wed, 04 OctSt. Gallen Libre04 Oct, 18:30 – 05 Oct, 00:20St. Gallen Libre, Metzgergasse 26, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse
Can I attend a Pride Month Event even though I’m straight?
Of course – you are more than welcome! The events aim to give you an opportunity to learn more about a topic that’s unfortunately often considered taboo. Support your peers, show that you care and you’re already on your way to becoming an ally for the queer community.
Isn’t Pride Month usually in June?
Yes but since June marks the exam phase at HSG and we just welcomed over 2000 new students in September, we are hosting Pride Month @HSG in October so we can reach as many of you as possible.
Why is there no month for straight people?
Because straight people are not a minority and are generally not discriminated against based on who they love. The Pride Movement is rooted in centuries of injustice, discrimination and suffering. But Pride is not about blame – we should celebrate our differences and treat each other like human beings.
Can I also join if I'm not a student at HSG?
Of course, you are more that welcome to join. Pride month is for everybody no matter your age, background, or sexual orientation. Let's celebrate together!
We appreciate your feedback, questions and suggestions. Reach out to us!
Get involved! If you would like to organize Pride Month 2023 and help make our University and City a more accepting place, feel free to contact us.
Meet the team
• Khaliunaa Ganzorig • Egan Paquay • Sakshi Goel • Luc Zufferey • Simon Bellenot
We thank the University of St.Gallen and the Canton of St.Gallen for their support and for making this project possible.
Aidshilfe St.Gallen · CCDI-HSG · HSG AV-Services · HSG Library Team · OST Fachhochschule St.Gallen · theSTAGE · Stadtpolizei · Stadt St.Gallen · Unisport · Unigay