Honouring and celebrating 2SLGBTQIA+ people: Week 4

photo of UBC pride parada in 2019
UBC Pride event in 2019. Photo credit: Paul Joseph / UBC Brand & Marketing

June is Pride Month in Canada and each week we have been sharing content to honour and celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ people and draw attention to the issues this community continues to face. In this last post, we ask you to:

Take action:

  • Join 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.
  • Support the UBC 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. 
  • Support EngiQueers, which is a national organization that celebrates, promotes, and advocates for diversity and inclusivity in engineering.

Learn about:

  • The Pride Collective. UBC has a resource group for gender and sexual diversity. Check out the online discussion groups, events and other resources for helping to promote gender diversity at UBC.
  • The LOUD Business Creates opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs within Vancouver’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community to network, learn and grow — both professionally and personally.
  • The Health Initiative for Men. HIM is a nonprofit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being in communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender-diverse people in BC. They offer health-based programming and services to meet the sexual, mental, physical and social health needs of GBQ men and gender diverse people.

Engage with:

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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