Spectrum Center

The words "Teach-Out" with the black and brown stripe pride flag tailing out of it imposed over a black-and-white photo of a pride march where many people are carrying a several-foot-wide pride flag

Check out Spectrum Center's free online course on LGBTQ+ Pride! Co-developed with the Center for Academic Innovation (Michigan Online), this is a free 5-hour online mini-course available to anyone. Access the LGBTQ Pride teach-out at https://bit.ly/2VnCdNk

Course Description:

At its origin in the late 60s and early 70s, Pride in the U.S. was a radical claiming of space for LGBTQ individuals and communities. Today’s Pride has evolved to a hypervisible month-long celebration across different parts of the world, but Pride as a personal experience and representation of communities remains complicated. In this Teach-Out, we will discuss the history of Pride and what it means for individuals and communities today.

The Purpose of this Teach-Out is to dive deeper into the complexities of Pride as an event and as a feeling for individuals with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community, also referred to as LGBTQ. We are hoping to shed light on the different understandings and meanings of Pride as it relates to space, community, and representation within LGBTQ communities. You will learn that Pride can be a celebration for LGBTQ individuals, but Pride also brings about tensions within the LGBTQ community about its purpose. The production team interviewed several individuals who self-identify within the LGBTQ community in order to provide you with direct narratives and experiences.