We Say Gay: Parker Pride Week 2022

On behalf of the Intermediate School Pride Alliance, Middle School Pride Alliance, Upper School Pride Affinity and Queer Faculty and Staff Committee, we are proud to announce Parker’s First All-School Pride Week set for Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6. 

During the course of the week, we plan to come together and celebrate our LGBTQ+ community with a variety of cross-divisional events designed to share history and increase visibility. In the past, Pride Week was celebrated throughout our community at different times of the year. Moving forward, we will join efforts and come together as a complete community. 

As Parker Pride Week approaches, event details will be announced. Until then, should you want to get involved, please let us know. We are excited to decorate our halls, engage our community and SAY GAY!

With Great Pride,

Intermediate School Pride Alliance
Middle School Pride Alliance
Upper School Pride Affinity
Queer Faculty and Staff Committee 

Schedule of Events for Pride Week 2022
Monday, May 2–Friday, May 6 
Every day—Prideful treats in the cafeteria, videos, readings and discussions in classrooms JK–12, books available in the Kovler Family Library for checkout to learn more.

To show your support: Wear the Rainbow
Monday, May 2—Wear red
Tuesday, May 3—Wear yellow and orange
Wednesday, May 4—Wear green
Thursday, May 5—Wear purple and blue
Friday, May 6—Wear rainbow colors

Wednesday, May 4
LS and IS MX—(10:50–11:30 a.m.) “Love Makes a Family”
Drag Queen Story Time after school 3:15–4 p.m. in the Kovler Family Library (Prideful snack provided)

Monday, May 23
MS and US MX (10:50–11:30 a.m.)
Parent event in the evening (7 p.m.) with John Gentile

Sunday, June 26

Chicago Pride Parade (Details to follow)
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.