PRIDE 2021

Similar to 2020 Pride Month, this year's Pride month will be virtual! We'll have some of the classic LBNL Pride events like the flag raising and build-your-own float parade, and new events like the poster session.

How to join

The zoom links for these events will be emailed out to the lambda Alliance mailing list once a week and are also included in the calendar events, which you can find by looking at the IDEA Calendar (DEI) and LBL events calendar. If you or your lab is a member of National Lab Pride then please email your local representative for the event details, which also get emailed out once a week.
At the beginning of each week the images below will link to the zoom rooms for the events.

Please email us if you have any issues joining!

Download the Berkeley Lab Lambda Alliance Pride Zoom background here:

We're wishing you all a happy Pride!!

Internal events

Pride flag raising

June 1st at 9 - 9:30 AM

The 1st of June marks the beginning of our month-long Pride celebration! Join us (virtually) as we raise the rainbow flag at Blackberry Gate: proudly on display for every person who enters the lab.

Start your day/week/month off right with the Lambda Alliance!

Recording coming soon!

June 3rd at 1 - 2 PM

This virtual poster session is intended as an educational experience for both presenters and attendees, as well as a celebration of Pride. The event will be focused on experiences of the Sexuality and Gender Minority (SGM) community and other minorities with an emphasis on intersectionality.

Navigate to the SGM Poster Session page for more information, including deadlines, formatting guidelines, and contact information.

Recording coming soon!


June 7th at 11 AM - 12 PM

Allies make up a large portion of the Lambda membership, so we'd like to host an event to talk about ways to practice allyship! This presentation "Putting the 'All' in Allyship" is a great opportunity to learn about how you can participate in creating a safer and more welcoming environment for your SGM colleagues.

Recording coming soon!

The Lavender scare screening

June 8th at 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Narrated by Glenn Close and based on David K. Johnson’s book, this 2019 PBS documentary reveals the systematic witch hunt to root out and remove gay men and lesbians from government and security positions during the Cold War.

Float Crafternoon

June 9th at 4:30 - 6 PM

Don’t feel glum about missing the in-person parade this year - get creative with our second Pride crafternoon!

During this event, we’ll be building our floats for the virtual Pride Parade, so get your glam, glitter, and office supplies and join us on zoom to make the float of your dreams with your pals at Lambda.

Two-spirit Event

June 11th at 3 - 4 PM

For many of us at the Lab, most of our experience in SGM culture comes from a Euro-centric perspective. In this joint event the Latin American and Native American ERG and members of the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS) organization, we'll have the privilege of hearing about gender identity from a native perspective.

Recording coming soon!

ETA Pride Trivia Event

June 15th at 12 - 1 PM

Join the Energy Technologies Area for their annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ excellence via a trivia contest!

The contest will take the form of a jeopardy-style trivia game based around history and current events of the SGM community. The event will be an educational and celebratory experience for members of the community and allies alike. All lab employees are welcome to join!

To prepare for the event please take a look at these instructions!

Game Night

June 21st at 5 - 6:30 PM

In this special edition of our monthly game night, we'll be shaking things up a bit with Jackbox Games! All you need to participate are a cell phone and your computer to join the call.

Hold onto your hats, this game night does not hold back!

Family Pride Night

June 23rd at 4:30 - 6 PM

Are you a member of the sexual orientation or gender minoritySGM community and raising a family? Or is someone in your family an SGM? Then bring your loved ones along to our Family Pride Night for a Q&A with our panel and games for everyone!

Book Club

June 28th at 4 - 5 PM

Are you a huge fan of literature written by or about people in the Sexual-orientation and Gender Minority (SGM) community? Perhaps you've recently read an excellent opEd or memoir you'd like to share? Or maybe you just want to get some tips for the best new tomes for your Summer reads?

Then come join us at this very special one-off book club! We'll be goin around and sharing snippets and recommendations of the best work by and about SGM folk.

Join here:

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June 25th at 3 - 4 PM

Our crowning event for June is the virtual Pride Float Parade! Join us for a spectacular whirlwind of color and creativity where lab members from Berkeley and other National Labs will showcase their homemade, bite-size floats.

This year's SF Pride theme is: "All In this Together," and in keeping with that, we're opening up this event to other Lambda members in the National Lab network. Come and meet your familiar pals from Lambda - and some new faces too!

Recording coming soon!

Carlotta Film Screening

June 29th (time TBD)

Carlotta is an Australian biopic of the beloved cabaret and TV star, Carol Spencer. Starting out in a Sydney-based revue, Carlotta soon became a household name as both a singer and comedian. She is also the first transgender actress to play a transgender TV character anywhere in the world.

Join us for a free screening of this incredible story of one woman's journey to fame and freedom.

Check out the DEI and LBL events calendars to join. Email for help.

Pride flag Lowering

June 30th at 1 PM

After a fantastic month of activities please join us (virtually) to lower the Pride flag inside Blackberry gate and reflect on the brightest, most joyful month of the year :)

Join here:

External events

CC Health: resource fair

June 18th at 3 - 5 PM

Celebrate PRIDE at Contra Costa Health Services PRIDE Initiative Open House!

Contra Costa Health Services will introduce themselves, talk about who they are and what they do, their projects, and the goals they're working towards. Other organizations and partners may introduce themselves and discuss the services and resources they offer to the community. Since it is PRIDE month, they will discuss LGBTQ icons, leaders, and pioneers, both past and present, and play trivia.

Click here to join the meeting

Download the Berkeley Lab Lambda Alliance Pride Zoom background here: