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Events

Events 

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Mission

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About Pride

About Pride

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.

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  • Recruiting Sign-Up
    Recruiting Sign-Up
    Fri, 29 Dec
    Google Form Application
    29 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 31 Jan 2024, 19:00
    Google Form Application
    29 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 31 Jan 2024, 19:00
    Google Form Application
    Are you queer or an ally? Do you want to not only involve yourself with LGBTQ+ rights on campus but also in the city or even the canton? Then organizing the next Pride Month is for you! Earn campus credits, valuable connections and lots of experience.
  • Podiumdiskussion für ein inklusives St.Gallen
    Podiumdiskussion für ein inklusives St.Gallen
    Mon, 30 Oct
    Katharinensaal St.Gallen
    30 Oct 2023, 18:00 – 23:50
    Katharinensaal St.Gallen, Katharinengasse 11, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse
    30 Oct 2023, 18:00 – 23:50
    Katharinensaal St.Gallen, Katharinengasse 11, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse
    Auch 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.
  • Living Library
    Living Library
    Fri, 27 Oct
    Talhof
    27 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 23:55
    Talhof, Torstrasse 14, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    27 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 23:55
    Talhof, Torstrasse 14, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Humans can be books, too! Come by to experience a diverse cast of stories all about the LGBTQIA+ experience, together with otherside and AHSGA.
  • Gender Matters x Pride Month @HSG: «Non-binary... what?»
    Gender Matters x Pride Month @HSG: «Non-binary... what?»
    Thu, 26 Oct
    Hauptpost, Raum für Literatur
    26 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
    Hauptpost, Raum für Literatur, St. Leonhard-Strasse 40, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    26 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
    Hauptpost, Raum für Literatur, St. Leonhard-Strasse 40, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Vorhang 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?».
  • Let's talk: Erste Liebe - Erste Beziehungen
    Let's talk: Erste Liebe - Erste Beziehungen
    Tue, 24 Oct
    Linsebühlstrasse 77, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    24 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
    Linsebühlstrasse 77, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    24 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
    Linsebühlstrasse 77, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Im Format eines Erzählcafés
  • Google x Pride Month: Inclusive Product Design, Allyship & Networking
    Google x Pride Month: Inclusive Product Design, Allyship & Networking
    Tue, 17 Oct
    EURB Google
    17 Oct 2023, 13:45 – 17:30
    EURB Google, Europaallee 8, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland
    17 Oct 2023, 13:45 – 17:30
    EURB Google, Europaallee 8, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland
    Get to know more about Google’s DEI efforts, inclusive product design, and what allyship training looks like in a multinational company.
  • Movie Night & Speed Dating
    Movie Night & Speed Dating
    Sat, 14 Oct
    Vadianstrasse 59, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    14 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 15 Oct 2023, 00:50
    Vadianstrasse 59, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    14 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 15 Oct 2023, 00:50
    Vadianstrasse 59, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Gemeinsam mit Otherside organisieren wir eine unterhaltsame Speed-Dating-Session, gefolgt von der Vorführung eines queeren Kurzfilms von einer lokalen Filmemacherin.
  • Drag Show & Panel Discussion
    Drag Show & Panel Discussion
    Fri, 13 Oct
    Lokremise St. Gallen
    13 Oct 2023, 20:00 – 23:50
    Lokremise St. Gallen, Lokremise St. Gallen, Grünbergstrasse 7, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse
    13 Oct 2023, 20:00 – 23:50
    Lokremise St. Gallen, Lokremise St. Gallen, Grünbergstrasse 7, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse
  • Queer Book Fair
    Queer Book Fair
    Thu, 12 Oct
    SHSG Grid, SQUARE
    12 Oct 2023, 08:00 – 22:00
    SHSG Grid, SQUARE, Guisanstrasse 20, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    12 Oct 2023, 08:00 – 22:00
    SHSG Grid, SQUARE, Guisanstrasse 20, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    We will display books and some artwork by queer authors and artists from the region. Everyone is encouraged to peruse and welcome to order anything of interest. In collaboration with Lüthy
  • Voguing and Bubble Tea
    Voguing and Bubble Tea
    Thu, 05 Oct
    Säntisraum SQUARE
    05 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    Säntisraum SQUARE, Guisanstrasse 20, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    05 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    Säntisraum SQUARE, Guisanstrasse 20, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Sign Up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHWO30j5fA8Mw1mfQQbN6Dfj-clAqn1qt76fFW_g59bqFQ-g/viewform
  • Pub Quiz
    Pub Quiz
    Wed, 04 Oct
    St. Gallen Libre
    04 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 05 Oct 2023, 00:20
    St. Gallen Libre, Metzgergasse 26, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse
    04 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 05 Oct 2023, 00:20
    St. Gallen Libre, Metzgergasse 26, 9000 St. Gallen, Suisse
    Join us for Pride related LGBTQ+-Trivia! We'll supply you with beer and snacks. Plus, you can win a prize!
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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!

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Partners

Contact

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

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Partners

• 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.

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Special Thanks

Aidshilfe St.Gallen · CCDI-HSG · HSG AV-Services · HSG Library Team · OST Fachhochschule St.Gallen · theSTAGE · Stadtpolizei · Stadt St.Gallen · Unisport · Unigay

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