PRIDE 2023

2023 Pride Month will be hybrid - see you both in person & on Zoom! We'll have some of the classic LBNL Pride events like the flag raising and SF Pride parade, and new events like game night. 

How to join Links for virtual 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. 

Please email us at if you have any issues joining!

Download the Berkeley Lab Lambda Alliance Pride Zoom background here:

Wishing you all a happy Pride!! 

Internal events

events and details are still being updated

Members and supporters of the Berkeley Lab Lambda Alliance watch as the Progress Pride Flag is raised in honor of Pride Month on one of the flagpoles near Building 65 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 06/01/2022.

Pride flag raising

June 1st at 9 - 9:30AM

The 1st of June marks the beginning of our month-long Pride celebration! Join us 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!

You can view the flag raising here

Photo - Thor Swift, © The Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


June 1st - June 22nd at 3 - 5PM

Join us every Thursday until June 22 from 3-5pm (approx.) 

Parade sign and decoration crafting, with occasional snacks

In-Person: 50B-4205

Join us for a special event hosted by Lambda ERG in celebrating Pride Month

Topic: Trans Anthropology

Date: June 5, 2023

Time: 2pm - 3pm PST

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Speaker: Dr. Eric Plemons

Eric Plemons is Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, where he directs the medical anthropology concentration and certificate programs and serves as co-chair of the Transgender Studies Research Cluster. 

Dr. Plemons is a medical anthropologist whose work focuses on the politics and practice of transgender medicine and surgery. His work on this topic has ranged from a long-term ethnographic investigation of facial feminization surgery, to examinations of the impacts of religious hospital ownership on transgender care, to challenges in developing a new generation of surgical specialists, to the infrastructural impediments to opening new transgender health programs in hospitals, and beyond. 

IN-person COffee Hour 

June 6th at 10 - 11AM

Grab a coffee and a snack from the coffee truck and join us outside of Building 91 for an informal Pride Month (in-person!) coffee hour. All are welcome, and feel free to just pop by and say hi if you aren't free for the whole hour.

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First Inaugural Pride Ally Awards

June 7th at 12 - 1PM

Location:  Blg 50 Auditorium 

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LAmbda Book Club

June 8th at 4 - 5PM

Author: Kathryn Harlan

Book Title: Fruiting Bodies

This genre-bending debut collection of stories constructs eight eerie worlds full of desire, wisdom, and magic blooming amidst decay.

Join us virtually at this very special one-off book club with Ashley Dawn leading Fruiting Bodies

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Join the IDEA Office, the Asian Pacific Islander ERG and the Lambda Alliance for a conversation with Meredith Talusan. Meredith will give a virtual talk about her journey and her perspective on diversity and inclusion.


Date: June 9, 2023

Time: 1pm - 2:30pm PST

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Speaker: Meredith Talusan

Meredith Talusan (she/they) is an artist who works at the intersection of writing, visual art, science, and performance. Her work has spanned multiple mediums and genres, though they are best-known to the public as a book author and journalist. (see calendar event for full bio)

Game Night with BLPA

June 14th at 7PM

Join Lambda Alliance for an in-person evening of board games. The games will be in-person at Victory Point Cafe, but the socializing doesn't need to be! Players of all skill levels are welcome. 

In person - Victory Point

Introduction to Allyship at Work Workshop

June 15th at 1 - 2PM

In honor of Pride Month, please join the IDEA office and the Lambda Alliance for a special one-hour introduction to the Lean In Allyship at Work Program.

This introductory workshop will give you an interactive and thought-provoking look at what it means to be an ally in the workplace. It will guide you through an exploration of privilege, help you recognize your positional power at work, and let us develop a shared understanding of allyship.

Registration & More Information: Allyship at Work June 15th Signup Form

Talk with Simone Lima

June 21st at 3PM

Positively Exhausted - Stories of Toxic Positivity in the Workplace

Join us for a talk as Simone Lima investigates “toxic positivity”—the idea that the best way to cope with a challenging situation is to put a positive spin on it—is a coping strategy often promoted in companies. Using interviews and rich storytelling from her own experiences, Simone Lima explores the effects of toxic positivity on employees, especially women, and on company culture

Link to Podcast 

ETA Pride Trivia Event

June 23rd at 12 - 1PM

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!

For more information about this event, please contact Erin Bertiglia. Add this event to your calendar or access via

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


June 25th at 11AM 

Join the Lambda Alliance, their friends and families and walk in the SF Pride Parade!  Experience the love and energy from the crowd as you help showcase Berkeley Lab’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Walk in the Parade!

Join the Berkeley Lab and the Lambda Alliance as we showcase our organization to the public at the San Francisco Pride Festival.



Serve as an ambassador for Berkeley Lab and its scientific research, Help explain some hands-on demos and displays, Discuss ways that people can engage with and support the Lab (career and internship opportunities), Collect contact information for “Elements”, and Field any questions we get from visitors to our booth.

Be a part of the excitement by decorating the Lab’s Pride parade float! Volunteers are needed on Sunday morning to decorate the float. 

We hope to have 100 volunteers help us represent the Department of Energy’s collective commitment to diversity in a very public way. You will be marching alongside the Lab’s pride parade float and representing Berkeley Lab. All are welcome to march with us, so please feel free to bring your friends and family to march as a community that supports our commitment to science and diversity.

Download the Berkeley Lab Lambda Alliance Pride Zoom background here:

See the Progress Pride Flag raised for the month of June outside of B65 at the Blackberry Gate. 

Progressive Flag Raised June 2022.mp4