Happy Pride Month!

June is Pride Month in Canada and is a time to honour the voices and experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and draw attention to the issues this community continues to face.

Students, faculty and staff celebrating at the Pride parade in 2019.
UBC students, staff and faculty celebrate Pride in 2019. Photo credit: Paul Joseph / UBC Brand & Marketing.

Each week in June, we'll share opportunities for you to learn, support and engage. We encourage everyone to: 

Learn about

  • the acronym 2SLGBTQIA+ and what it means. 

  • the Stonewall Uprising and why we celebrate Pride in the month of June. 

  • the rainbow flag as the Pride symbol and how it has changed over time. 

  • The history of Canadian Pride, which highlights important milestones in the fight for equal rights.  

  • The Beyond the Binary project at UBC, which aims to address gaps in the awareness and inclusion of Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary community members at UBC. 

Engage with

  • the Positive Space Campaign, which is a campus-wide initiative intended to raise awareness and visibility of 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies at UBC.  

  • The Gears and Queers student club, which is comprised of 2SLGBTQIA+ engineers and allies. They are dedicated to creating an open, accepting space for queer engineering students at UBC.  

  • The UBC Pride Collective, which is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community. Check out the Pride Events UBC Pride Collective has organized this month. 

 

Let us celebrate, support and continue the progress that has been achieved through the work of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and supporters. 

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