This June, Drexel University joins with the LGBTQA+ community in celebrating Pride Month. In honor of the occasion, the University’s social media accounts asked Drexel students to answer this question: What does pride mean to you?
User Exper & Interact Design ’25 from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
It means being able to be who you really are. A feeling of freedom after being trapped in a cage by social "norms"/"standards."
First-year photography major in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Pride means loving who I love and acceptance. It also means happiness and friendship.
College of Nursing and Health Professions health sciences ‘22 and incoming master’s student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies in the College of Medicine
Pride means love and acceptance to me. Being able to love and accept myself is the greatest love I have.
Would you like to share anything else? I came out as a gay man seven years ago when I was 15. It was a tough time because I was confused about my sexuality and who I was back then. I am lucky to have my mom always support me and accept me even though LGBTQ+ is not celebrated within the Asian community. However, it has been gradually recognized. So, to get acceptance from my community is a great pride.
Second-year sociology and global public health double major in the College of Arts and Sciences and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Living authentically and unapologetically.