Lavender Graduation

Spring 2023 Lavender Graduation 

Friday, May 5, 2023, 6pm

Alumni House (1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720)

To register for Spring 2023's Lavender Graduation, graduates and guests must register at


Spring 2023 Student Speaker Information

Undergraduate and Graduate Students are invited to apply for one of the student speaker slots at this year's LGBTQ+ graduation celebration held on Friday May 5th 2023 at 6pm at the Alumni House. 

Apply here:

Applications are due on April 17th and applicants will be notified soon after. 


Past Keynote Speakers:

  • 2022: Ken Harper, American Indian and Two-Spirit /HIV Activist, founding member of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits
  • 2019: Honey Mahogany, Drag Performer, Activist, co-founder of the Transgender Cultural District in San Francisco
  • 2018: John A. Pérez, Chair UC Board of Regents
  • 2017: Xamuel Bañales Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, CSU Stanislaus
  • 2016: Alex Randolph (Board of Trustees, City College of San Francisco)
  • 2015: Cara Stanley, M.A. (Director, Student Learning Center, UC Berkeley)
  • 2014: Rafael Mandelman (Board of Trustees, City College of San Francisco)
  • 2013: John A. Pérez (California Speaker of the Assembly)
  • 2012: Judy Appel (Executive Director, Our Family Coalition)
  • 2011: George Zamora (Policy and Program Analyst, Student Affairs, UC Office of the President)
  • 2010: Christopher Cabaldon (Mayor, West Sacramento)
  • 2009: Deb L. Kinney (Lawyer and LGBT Activist)
  • 2008: Christopher Daley (Co-Founder of Transgender Law Center)
  • 2007: Susan Stryker (Author and Filmmaker)
  • 2006: Aleem Raja (Public Defender & SF Pride Parade Grand Marshall)
  • 2005: Bevan Dufty (San Francisco City Supervisor, District 8, 2000-2011)
  • 2003: Jackie Goldberg (California State Assemblywoman, 2000-2006)