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Columbia Pride is moving!

December 7, 2019

Dear #ColumbiaUniversity #LGBTQ alums, students, faculty, administrators and allies,

We will no longer use this WordPress blog after December 31, 2019.  Please follow us and sign up for event notifications and updates on our Columbia Alumni Association-maintained website.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We are in middle of planning many diverse, exciting events for 2020.  We hope to see you in the new year!

Happy Holidays!

The Columbia Pride Board

Last Ferry Screening and Reception

October 21, 2019

Join Columbia Pride and #ColumbiaArtsAccess for the NewFest screening and reception with #LastFerry filmmakers and #ColumbiaUniversity alums,  #RamonTorres ’09SEAS (actor), #MikeKarp ’08SEAS (co-producer), and #NadiaZoe ’17SOA (co-producer and editor).  Reduced film ticket prices and reception tickets (film tickets are $11.49 and reception tickets are $21.99 which includes two drinks and appetizers).  We hope to see you this Friday, October 25th!

Join Columbia Pride at the Stonewall 50 March in NY!

May 13, 2019

LGBTQ+ #Barnard and #ColumbiaUniversity alums, students, faculty, and administrators are invited to join us in our longstanding tradition of marching in NYC’s Pride March.  This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.  Being part of this year’s march will hold special meaning.  Please rsvp on our eventbrite page to let us know you’ll be in attendance.

We look forward to marching with you!

The Columbia Pride Board


Happy 2019 from the Columbia Pride Board!

December 30, 2018

We will be moving away from this platform in the months to come and communicating to you from our #ColumbiaUniversity supported website. Please take a moment to sign up at: We are already registered for the #Stonewall50 #WorldPrideMarchNYC on June 30th. We hope you can join us! Details will follow soon!

Happy New Year!

Carlos, Lauren, Michael, Sally, Lee, and Will

Columbia Pride’s General Membership Mixer in NY

September 19, 2018

The Columbia Pride Board would like to invite all LGBT+ Columbia and Barnard alums to our general membership mixer on September 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. at the Columbia Alumni Center.  Please rsvp using our eventbrite link:  We look forward to seeing you there!

Carlos, Lauren, Michael, Sally, Will, and Lee

JUNE 4, 2016: Reunion LGBTQ Tea

March 12, 2016

Join students and alumni from Barnard, the College, and Engineering. All are welcome to this popular Reunion event for members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning alumni community.
WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 4:30PM to 5:30PM
WHERE: Barnard Campus Diana Center, Green Roof, 6th fl.
COST: $25 (free for current students)
RSVP: Requested – please email or use


Apr 15, 2016: 8th Annual LBT Women’s Mixer at the Yale Club of NYC

March 12, 2016

Join Columbia Pride, as well as Yale GALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA, HGSC (Harvard), CUGALA (Cornell), DGALA (Dartmouth), Stanford Pride, Brown TBGALA and Mount Holyoke Lyon’s Pride to meet 100s of smart women at the 8th Annual Yale Club LBT Women’s Mixer. Catch up with old friends at meet new ones at this elegant women’s event.

RSVPs are now open: RSVP here (for FREE) to add your name to the guest list.

We will be in the Grand Ballroom (floor 20), the largest room at the Club, with beautiful neoclassical architecture, an ornate, decorative ceiling and nice city views.

Last year over 400 women RSVPed and 300 women attended.

When: Friday, April 15, 6:30 – 9:30 PM.
Where: The Yale Club of NYC, 50 Vanderbilt Ave (acfoss from Grand Central Station)
Cost: $40 cash at the door ($20 students, any school, with valid student ID). Includes 3 hours open bar and ample food.
RSVP: Required if you are not a Yale Club member:
RSVPs close Midnight Thursday 4-14.

Enjoy an open bar (beer, wine, soda & juice) – and a bounteous buffet of hors d’oeuvres (hot and cold, including a 3’ tall chocolate fondue fountain, fruit, vegetables, cheese, dessert, meats and more) while you mingle. We invite women from Columbia, the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, NYU, Duke, UVA, Georgetown , Williams, Amherst, UCLA, University of Chicago, William and Mary and their smart friends from any school for this spectacular evening! Everyone is welcome.

Please note the Yale Club’s Dress Code is business casual or better. Please no jeans, sneakers, t-shirts or shorts. Dress fabulously and you will have a great time at the Club!

More info:

RSVP link:


Mar 31, 2016: Stonewall | Preserving an LGBTQ Landmark

March 12, 2016

Ain’t no party like a Colette and Olivia party ’cause a Colette and Olivia party always ends in the spilling of some body fluid. Usually tears. Sometimes blood. Once amniotic fluid.

The ladies of ITWAN are returning to Stonewall with pong balls and chasers in order to break down PARTIES of all varieties – from playing Truth or Dare in your middle school best friend’s basement to playing Stay And Make A Bad Decision or Leave And Eat A Dollar Slice in your mind while standing in the corner of your office holiday party.

WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8PM
WHERE: Stonewall Inn | 53 Christopher St, New York, New York 10014
COST: Tickets will be on sale at the door for $2 cash. Seating is first come, first served, including when it comes to sitting on Hot Derek’s lap, which we totally triple-dog-dare you to do. There is a two-drink minimum [cash or card] but don’t worry, our older brother’s soccer teammate has a fake so he’s totally gonna bring mad booze lol.
Please come prepared with ten fingers (ideally your own) and one thing that you Have Never Ever done.

In “I Think We’re Alone Now,” a new variety show if variety shows were more like that one 8th grade sleepover where you chugged someone’s dad’s Miller Lites and learned how to give a hickey from your friend Lauren, hosts Colette McIntyre and Olivia Levine work through their issues, engaging in the type of #realtalk and secret-swapping that one normally saves for their LiveJournal or therapist. With the help of special guests, games, Google, alcohol, and not their college degrees, Colette and Olivia explore a new theme each month and try to make comedy out of their many tragedies. Audience members are invited to pass judgment (and sometimes jump onstage) as the ladies of ITWAN try to prove that they’re not alone in thinking that a person’s character is revealed in their porn search terms, vegans are terrifying, and that Baby was the worst Spice Girl.


Mar 25, 2016: Stonewall | Preserving an LGBTQ Landmark

March 12, 2016

Join Columbia Pride and QSAPP, Queer Student of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, for a panel discussion about the preservation of Stonewall As A New York City and National Landmark.

The panel will feature Andrew S. Dolkart, Ken Lustbader, Jay Shockley, Amanda Davis.

The New York City LBGT Historic Sites Survey has been established by three Historic Preservation Program alums, with a fourth graduate serving as director. This is the first effort to identify and interpret sites within the five boroughs associated with LGBT historical events and people. The founders have a long involvement in interpreting LGBT sites, including the completion of the National Register and National Historic Landmarks nominations for Stonewall.

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 6PM to 9PM (Reception to Follow)
WHERE: Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Wood Auditorium
1172 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
COST: Free
RSVP: Requested – please email or use


Mar 24, 2016: Columbia and Cornell LGBTQ Intercollegiate Social

March 11, 2016

Join us at Boxers HK (742 Ninth Avenue at 50th) for a friendly and engaging social to meet LGBTQ alumni and allies from Columbia and Cornell! We’ll have fun ice breakers and prizes to help facilitate. This will be a fun event for all that shouldn’t be missed!

Drink specials: 2 for 1 until 9pm. If you have friends who are interested in meeting some Columbia and Cornell alumni, you can bring them along as well!

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 7PM to 9PM
WHERE: Boxers HK
742 Ninth Avenue, New York NY (at 50th Street)
COST: No cover, cash bar
RSVP: Requested – please email or use