Highlighting achievements from UAlbany's LGBTQ+ community

UAlbany Pride Stories

Comedian Jaye McBride, a transgender woman, stands on stage holding a microphone while performing a comedy routine.
Headlining with Comedian Jaye McBride
A man standing with his arms folded
Amplifying a new dating app's celebratory message
Seth Marnin, in judicial robes, is sworn in by Hon. Rosalyn H. Richter (Ret.) as family members look on.
The story of the nation's first openly transgender man to become a judge.

2024 Lavender Celebration

Honoring the achievements of graduating LGBTQ+ and ally students at UAlbany. Photos by Patrick Dodson ’12, CGS ’21
Sam Arpino speaking at a podium during the Lavender Celebration
“Here during my four years, I built more community in the queer community and got to leave saying that a lot of the things that folks now get to experience were because people like Courtney [D’Allaird] had this big vision and trusted a lot of us queer kids with contributing to it.”
A close up of hands holding a rainbow cord.
"I want to thank UAlbany for providing opportunities for me to learn and grow while feeling safe about being who I am!"
A graduate crossing the stage during the Lavender Ceremony.
“I honestly have never felt more uplifted in my entire life than when I was a student and now as a professional staff member here at the University at Albany.”
A table of rainbow cords.
"Forever grateful to have attended university on a campus where the values of LGBT inclusion, respect and visibility are so solidly ingrained; I've never once felt out of place at UAlbany."
Courtney speaks to an audience of graduates from the stage at the Lavender Celebration.
“15 years ago we couldn’t have imagined a day like today, with the largest class of graduates, especially at the Masters/Ph.D. level! UAlbany continues to lead as one of the most diverse and inclusive research institutions."
Spring 2024

Music Mavericks

How Avery and Monte Lipman built music’s dominant label.
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Spring 2024 UAlbany Magazine

Jessica wearing a pink t-shirt with the text "It's my cheat day" and eating a large slice of pizza.
Math teacher turned Instagram influencer Jessica Hirsch has a recipe for social media success.
UAlbany professor Mustafa Aksoy sits in front of a multi-screen display with a NASA image of the Earth rising over the horizon of the moon.
This professor explores Earth's ice sheets and the lunar surface through space age tech.
A purple mountain illustration with a figure at the top of one the mountains holding a gold flag.
Alex Saingchin’s Climb from Corporate America to Socially Conscious Entrepreneur

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