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Greeley Pride and LGBTQ+ Opportunities at Aims

June ushers in a rainbow tide of celebrations and reflections as it marks Pride Month, a time dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ voices and honoring the ongoing pursuit of equal justice. 

Collage featuring images from Greeley Pride
Images from 2023 Greeley Pride.

Aims has celebrations and resources for students and community members to build inclusive environments where everyone can live authentically and proudly.

2024 Greeley Pride

This second annual Greeley Pride features entertainment, activities, vendor booths, food and more. This event promises an engaging mix of entertainment and communal affirmation.

Greeley Pride will be celebrated on Saturday, June 8, at the Aims Welcome Center, 4901 West 20th Street, on the Greeley Campus. Join in the fun from noon to 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the community. All ages are welcome. 

Aims will enforce a clear bag policy at the event to provide a safe environment for guests. Get details on the Aims event page

Enjoy Entertainment 

Greeley Pride is a vibrant showcase of community spirit and talent. Highlighted by performances from Greeley’s Trans Choir and captivating local drag artists, the event celebrates diversity in all its forms. Attendees can also take part in an open mic, sing along during karaoke or enjoy various local singers. Adding a formal touch to the festivities, Greeley City Councilperson Deb DeBoutez will deliver the Pride Proclamation, solidifying the community's commitment to visibility and support.

Participate in an Array of Activities 

Visitors can engage in workshops covering various topics relevant to LGBTQ+ experiences, fostering education and dialogue. In a practical and inclusive gesture, a gender-affirming clothing swap allows attendees to find attire that reflects their true selves. 

For families, a dedicated Kids Zone ensures the little ones have a day filled with crafts, storytimes and activities. At the same time, teenagers can hang out in the Teen Zone, which includes video games and engaging activities. Additionally, a scavenger hunt crafted for kids to explore the event adds an element of adventure to their Pride experience.

A highlight of the event is creating a new memorial art piece emphasizing family. Greeley Pride will donate the completed art piece to the First Congregational Church in Greeley, per the request of PFLAG Greeley

Connect with Local Vendors and Resources

Greeley Pride invites attendees to explore a bustling marketplace teeming with 40 vendor booths, each offering a unique opportunity to connect with the local LGBTQ+ community. Health and wellness are also a priority, with vaccinations available on-site. Artisans, activists and local businesses come together to create a diverse and inclusive experience that celebrates and supports the spectrum of Pride. 

Complementing the event, a delicious array of food trucks is set to satisfy your culinary cravings. Dive into the universe of flavors Cosmic Dogz offers or savor a comforting cup from Mill Haus Coffee. The Rice Guy will spice things up with delectable dishes, while Bright Side Coffee promises to keep spirits high with signature brews. Every taste and interest finds a home at Greeley Pride, ensuring a day full of discovery, indulgence and community support.


Greeley Pride Memorial Art Piece

Bringing a vibrant embodiment of unity and hope, the Greeley Pride memorial art piece, entitled “Stronger Together,” has found a permanent home at Aims after traveling to 10 locations in northern Colorado. Prominently displayed in the Aims Student Commons outside the Student Life office, it welcomes people as they enter from the south door of the building. 

Aims Pride Memorial Art Peice with people posing with it.
Pictured left to right: Aims CEO and President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, Student Wyatt Eklund, Greeley Pride Organizer Andromeda D’Angelo Stanfield and Artist M. Kat Fleetwood.

The artwork, created by M. Kat Fleetwood and powered by touching contributions from participants of the 2023 Greeley Pride, features a stunning tree adorned with leaves that each tell a story of love, loss and resilience. This piece commemorates Fleetwood’s friend William “Billy” Tobin, a member of the local LGBTQ+ community who took his life in 2019. The artwork also stands as a testament to the power of community support and the unbreakable spirit of the LGBTQ+ population in Greeley. 

On April 25, Aims CEO and President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein accepted the art and expressed her unwavering support and commitment to fostering an environment of acceptance and celebrating diversity. This art piece’s permanent placement at Aims symbolizes the flourishing partnership between the college and the LGBTQ+ community.

This inspiring installation celebrates authenticity and marks a legacy of acceptance and courage at Aims, reinforcing that we are "stronger together."

More Events and LGBTQ+ Opportunities at Aims

The Aims Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers year-round programming and events for the LGBTQ+ community. 

CDI staff greets incoming students at front desk
CDI Program Manager Laura Brundage welcomes students to the CDI.

One of these is an LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, which gathers to form a community. The meetings include activities, lively discussions and more. It’s an opportunity for support and connection with others who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, pansexual, queer, questioning and intersex. 

More events are coming in the fall and spring semesters, including a Rainbow Run to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in October. 

Go to to learn more about these and other upcoming events at Aims.