2012A fertile absenceJune
PoliEdro is established a few months before the Pride, and because of the recent creation the association doesn't have many followers, it is therefore
impossible to pertecipate officially as association; the time is not enough to organize the partecipation of PoliEdro to the parade, and maybe there
isn't enough awareness yet, so members partecipate individually to the Pride Parade. This moment is yet very important for the association, because a new
dream starts to form in the association: partecipating the next year with the whole association.
2013Our first PrideJune 30
2013 is the first year PoliEdro participates to Milano pride as an association. Although the group is small, a big sense of participation
has grown among the members, who live the experiance to the fullest. Many members partecipate to a Gay Pride for the first time, motivated by
that sense of closeness and community PoliEdro brings among them. Everyone, those who already have joined a Pride Parade and those who are
there for the first time, has the opportunity to live the moment happily and consciously.
2014PoliEdro PrideJune 29
After the first year participating to Pride, a conversation is started within the members and supporters; many activities and debates are organized to
convince and inform everyone about the meaning of Pride and its significance as a political gesture of belonging and protest, but also as an occasion
to gather and celebrate.
Besides the events debating the meaning of Pride, many other activities are organized in collaboration with other associations outside the university
such as AGEDO (The equivalent of PFLAG in Italy). These groups and others which are connected to the organization of Milano Pride, involve PoliEdro
and together they organize the 2014 parade.
In addition to contributing to the organization of the parade, PoliEdro proposes itself to drive some rental cars at the head of the parade.
This time a great number of students and members of the student body adhere to the event, and thanks to this the association gains grip and visibility
in Politecnico and what seemed like a dream in 2012 starts to become reality
2017Polimi PrideJune 24
2017 is a turning point for PoliEdro: for the first time Politecnico gives its official support to the initiative, and sponsors PoliEdro to go to the
parade. Polimi Pride is hence born, and to announce the event to the community PoliEdro organizes stands around the campuses. It is the start of the era
of Polimi Pride, which since 2017 fills Politecnico with rainbows during Pride Month.
The whole Pride is sponsored in part by Politecnico and in part thanks to a new initiative: through a crowdfunding whoever contributes to the efforts
for Pride receives a t-shirt, a backpack and pins. The new Polimi Pride graphic theme is launched and appears on the gifts received to donators but
also on flags and banners used during the parade. During this Pride month, PoliEdro organizes a conference with Ivan Scalfarotto, the current
Domestic Affairs undersecretary.
2019Il pride sempre più sentitoJune
2019 is the third year in a row Politecnico gives PoliEdro sponsorship for Milano pride. Following the successful crowdfunding campaign od the
previous year, PoliEdro once again brings colorful gadgets to the stands around the campuses. Making this edition special, this year
marks the beginning of a collaboration with all the LGBTI+ students association, which join PoliEdro on the stage, bringing to the attention of all
350 000 participants topics like inclusion in university spaces.
The pandemic stops all in-presence activities and prevents any big event from being organized, and Pride is one of them. PoliEdro doesn't surrender to
social distancing and thanks to a tight coordination with Politecnico the first virtual PoliMi Pride week is born. A series of events are organized
to raise awareness in Politecnico's community about Diversity in the academic and work worlds. In addition to the events, PoliEdro and Politecnico
realize the first rainbow bench in the Leonardo campus.
2020Polimi Pride WeekJune 22nd - 27th
For the first time in PoliMi history the university in partnership with PoliEdro organizes PoliMi Pride Week, a colorful week full of events
about the LGBIT+ community and Diversity
2021The rebirthJune 26
Slowly we start to appreciate the light at the end of the tunnel (more or less). Milano pride returns in the streets partially coming back as it was
originally. PoliEdro is at Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace, a triumphal arch in Milan) and partecipates to the still Pride Parade, but also takes part in
the bicycle ride organized by Milano Pride Sport. During the pride week the second rainbow bench for Bovisa campus is painted.
2022The presentJune 27th - July 2nd
We can finally start to breathe again. Pride does too, and it goes back to its origins, going back to a real parade through the streets of the
city after having stopped for two years and coming back to its original path. PoliEdro is happy to renew its support to the parade, and we can all
go back to the streets parading for our rights. Another comeback is the organization of the stands in the two campuses.
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