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Feb 4, 2016: Join Columbia Pride for O, Earth – a new play by Casey Llewellyn, GS ’09

February 4, 2016

Please join Columbia Pride, Columbia University’s official LGBTQ alumni organization, for “O, Earth”, a new play by Columbia alumna Casey Llewellyn, GS ’09.

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time: 8:30 pm (duration is about 2 hours; cocktails afterwards in the East Village, location TBD)
Location: The Foundry Theater, 140-142 2nd Avenue, Suite 405, New York, NY 10003
Admission: Discounted price of $25 for alumni; $15 for students (regularly, $35)
All funds to Columbia Pride go directly toward the costs of our programming.


RSVP: Please email

O, Earth is a queer work inspired by Thornton Wilder’s Our Town that aims to broaden Wilder’s “our” by bringing to the stage characters drawn from gay popular culture and radical New York City, to ask how we live as ourselves and in communion with others.

Casey Llewellyn, GS ’09, is a writer and theater maker whose work interrogates identity, collectivity, and form through a queer lens. She is a graduate of Columbia’s School of General Studies and has an MFA in Writing for Performance from Brown University.


Jan 2016: Columbia Faculty Diversity Initiative — New LGBTQ Scholarship Initiative, January 2016

January 30, 2016
Columbia recently launched an initiative to fund proposals for new faculty positions dedicated to LGBTQ scholarship! Read more here.
Thank you, Alma Mater, for moving in the right direction. ‪#‎Columbia‬ ‪#‎LGBT ‬‪#‎Scholarship‬ ‪#‎Faculty‬ ‪#‎Diversity‬
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Jan 15, 2016: Columbia Pride @ Rubin Museum: Drink Specials & Free Tours

January 15, 2016

Join Columbia alumni and alumni from FFR/Princeton BTGALA & the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), Yale GALA, Harvard GSC, Cornell U GALA, the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, Dartmouth GALA, PennGALA, Stanford Pride, the Duke LGBT Network… at the Rubin Museum of Art’s Lounge for food, drinks, and viewings of their current exhibit.


WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Rubin Museum of Art, ground floor lounge, 150 W 17th St (between 6th and 7th Avenues); Please use the main museum entrance and check in.
COST: No cover, cash food and beverages; Two for one wine & beer from 6PM to 7PM; Free gallery admission all evening
RSVP: Requested – please fill out our RSVP form or email us at
We are returning to the Rubin Museum of Art for our winter celebration! Mingle with us in the lounge, and visit the galleries of the museum! The galleries are open and free to all from 6PM. Our events at the Rubin Museum of Art bring out a great mix of men and women! We had over 1,000 LGBTQ alumni at our event here last summer of all ages, genders and races, so come out and join us!
The museum is providing two tours of the museum, one leaving at 7 and the other leaving at 8. The tours are first come first served and limited to 20 people for each tour. For more information about the museum, visit
Please enter through the main entrance and check in in the lobby. Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are welcome.


January 5, 2016

Please join Columbia Pride and alumni from FFR/Princeton BTGALA and other university alumni organizations for a night of networking.

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WHEN: Tuesday, January 5, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th Street, NYC

COST: $5.00 for alumni/guests. Free for current students and grad students.

ATTIRE: Business casual (or the appropriate attire for your industry of interest).

QUESTIONS: contact Nancy Law at

RSVP before December 31 (walk-ins are welcome):

“Fear, Freedom: Dark Past, Brighter Future” a conversation with Richard Sachs, CC’49 on March 4th

March 4, 2014

Richard Sachs, Columbia College ’49, will read from his memoir of a closeted life in a tumultuous world of the 1940s and the decades following. He will read about his sheltered, panicky life during the Great Depression; how as a child and an adult, always anxious and terrified of discovery, he personalized the world tragedies of violence, war and poverty; his years of clandestine, lonely, anonymous sex; the fictitious safety of marriage, children and a family business; and finally, slowly emerging from the closet at 58, he will read about his second, happy marriage to the man he loves. Richard will be interviewed by prominent author-journalist Eric Marcus. Dean Jeffrey Peck of the CUNY Weissman School of Arts and Sciences will moderate the Q&A program.

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 pm (reception with light refreshments to follow)
Location: The Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY. (Please use the entrance on E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)
RSVP: Please email

Admission: Suggested Donation of $25( All donations to Columbia Pride go directly toward the costs of our programming.)
Richard Sachs

A graduate of Columbia College Class of 1949, Richard Sachs is deeply engaged in the life of New York City and State through his commitments in education, community and business. From 1956 until 2004, Richard held various roles at the New School, including Trustee (and Life Trustee). For over 30 years, Richard taught courses on social change, participatory democracy, politics, and community involvement. In 1964, he was appointed chair of the NY State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights which published landmark reports on discrimination in the NY building trades, hospitals, and public education. He has been a member of many civic, political, educational, civil rights, and business organizations, including Manhattan Community Board Five and the Boards of Brooklyn Museum, New York Urban League, and Americans for Democratic Action. He is currently the President & CEO of Richard Sachs Interiors, Inc., and Business Community Relations, a community relations, public policy and external affairs advisory and consulting firm. He has served as the president of the Eleanor Roosevelt Society of the National Workrights Institute, an organization dedicated to bringing human rights to the American workplace. In additional to his memoir, Richard will complete a book on the lives of 20th-century civil libertarians.

Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus is the author of several books, including the award-winning Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian& Gay Equal Rights; Why Suicide?; and Is It A Choice? He is also co-author of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. He is currently working with professional soccer player Robbie Rogers on his autobiography,Coming Out to Play, which will be published by Penguin Books in November 2014. In addition, Eric has written articles and columns for the NY Times, NY Daily News, NY Post, Newsweek, and the NJ Star-Ledger. Eric is a former associate producer for both “Good Morning America” and CBS Morning News. He is a graduate of Vassar College and earned his master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


June 26, 2013
Pride March

Columbia Pride @ 2012 NYC Pride March


Join Columbia Pride (the official organization for Columbia University LGBTQ alumni) — including current LGBTQ and Allied students and alumni from all years — as we show our pride in the 2013 New York Pride March! As home to the first LGBTQ student group in the world, Columbia has always played a large role in LGBTQ affairs in the City.

The March is this Sunday, June 30th. We must be at our staging location on E 38th St. between Madison and Park Avenues by 12:30 pm. We will be preceded by Sanctuaries for Families’ LGBT Initiative and followed by LGBTQI Students in Science and Medicine. The March ends at Christopher and Greenwich St.

Please bring comfortable shoes, refreshments, sunglasses and sunscreen, and a photo ID.

After the march, join Columbia Pride at XES Lounge (157 W 24th St, between 6th & 7th Ave).

RSVP, while not required, would be much appreciated. Please sign up either here or on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please contact During the day of, please contact our VP of Outreach, Barry Weinberg at (317) 697-5431.

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Membership Survey: 2013

March 27, 2013

Columbia alumni, please give us your feedback and help us make Columbia Pride even better. Take a moment to complete our survey: