Pride Month 2022


Show your Bowdoin Pride throughout the month of June by joining fellow Polar Bears at an upcoming parade, festival, or happy hour.

Upcoming Events

Brunswick Pride Festival
Friday, June 10th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
Brunswick is ready to show its colors this year with the inaugural Brunswick Pride! Join LGBTQ+ supporting organizations in the greater Brunswick area as well as across Maine on Friday, June 10th, from 4-7pm. Visit the Bowdoin table on the town mall to pick up some swag and say hello to staff cohosts from Alumni Relations, the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center, and Bowdoin's Queers and Allies Faculty/Staff group. The Brunswick Pride Festival is also the first Second Friday Art Walk, so enjoy the artists and performers and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community. No registration required!

Portland Pride Parade
Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 p.m. ET
All members of the Bowdoin community and their guests are invited to walk behind Bowdoin's banner in the 2022 Portland Pride Parade! The parade steps off at 1:00pm, but Bowdoin's group lineup time and location will be announced soon. The parade starts at Monument Square and wraps up at the Pride Festival in Deering Oaks Park. Bowdoin Pride swag will be distributed at the parade lineup. Hosted by: Luis Miguel Guerrero '20, Q&A (Bowdoin's Queers and Allies Faculty/Staff group), and other Bowdoin staff including Kate Stern, associate dean of students for diversity & inclusion and director of the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center and Katie Greene, Assistant A.D. for Operations, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator.

Out and Proudly NESCAC Happy Hour Series
Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. local time
Join your fellow NESCAC schools for a multi-city celebration in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Celebrate LGBTQ+ peers from across the NESCAC schools and create joy at a difficult moment in the national climate for LGBTQ+ people. 
1222 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118

8801 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

New York City: Local NYC
(Rooftop space)
W 33rd St.
New York, NY 10119

San Francisco: Manny's
3092 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(This event will be held at 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. PT)

Washington, D.C.: Dacha Beer Garden (Shaw)
1600 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001


Nashville Pride Parade
Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 a.m. CT
All members of the Bowdoin community and their guests are invited to walk behind Bowdoin's banner in the 2022 Nashville Pride Parade! Parade lineup time and location to be announced. The parade starts at Broadway and 8th Avenue. Bowdoin Pride swag will be distributed at the parade lineup. Hosted by: Charles Whitmore '07.

Please note: the Out and Proudly NESCAC Happy Hour Series is open to LGBTIQA identifying Polar Bears; all members of Bowdoin community are welcome to participate in the parades and festivals. Thank you for understanding! 

Get Your Bowdoin Pride On!

Ring in Pride Month with Bowdoin–regardless of where or how you’ll be celebrating.

Pride Zoom Background

Zoom with Pride

View and download custom Bowdoin Pride-themed Zoom backgrounds.

Pride Hat

Check out the Bowdoin Store

Stock up Bowdoin Pride gear during the month of June using a special PRIDE2022 discount, good for 20% off items in the Bowdoin Pride collection in the Bowdoin Store. Cannot be combined with other offers and sale runs June 1 - June 30, 2022.
The rainbow logo was designed by artist Louisa Cannell ’13, with support from Alumni Council member Chris Omachi ’12. This design features black, brown, light blue, and pink representing people of color and the trans community to depict the expansive breadth of identity celebrated during Pride. To learn more about Cannell’s work focusing on inclusive and feminist portraiture, visit

Virtual Pride Showcase

Enjoy photos below from past Pride Month gatherings and share your photos by tagging Bowdon Alumni on Instagram or Facebook.