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Pride Month

Join us in celebrating Pride Month at York

This Pride Month, York University is proud to celebrate the contributions, ongoing accomplishments, and activism of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The journey towards York’s commitment to decolonizing, equity, diversity and inclusion (DEDI) and the fundamental belief that everyone should be treated fairly and equitably with respect and dignity is key, not only during Pride Month but throughout the year.

In this space we will share work, research and events that are occurring during the month, and invite you to join in person or virtually using the hashtags #YUPride or #PrideMonth!

Happy Pride!


Pride Month at York University

President and Vice-Chancellor, Rhonda Lenton, and Interim Vice-President Equity, People & Culture, Laina Y. Bay-Cheng, wish the York community a Happy Pride Month.

York Community Celebrates Pride Month

A ceremony to celebrate Pride Month took place on June 4 at York University’s Vari Hall Rotunda, and was attended by York University community members.

Three tshirts overlap each other with red Lion logos and YU in rainbow colours

YU Pride Collection

Check out the Pride collection from the YU Pride Shop to show off your York University spirit!

An inclusive Pride flag hangs in front of a large window at Vari Hall

The Centre

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education honours the rich history that is PRIDE and highlights the need for dedicated services and supports to 2SLGBTQIA+ community members.

YU Positive Change: Leo Macawile

"By staying true to yourself, you're creating a positive impact by attracting the right people to make that change with you along the way."

Small sewn pieces of fabric in various fabric patterns

Visiting artist Zeelie Brown to celebrate Black, queer ecologies through quilt-making

Brown creates Black and queer refuges called “soulscapes” – blending sound, performance, installation, wilderness and more to provide solace and challenge systemic oppression. the 2021 Quantitative Article of the Year award.

SexGen York

SexGen York is the University-wide committee responsible for advising and advocating around issues and concerns of sexual and gender diversity.

A table with various pieces of signage about Pride Month

Student Counselling, Health & Well-Being

Access resources and support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community at York University; such as student name change form, gender neutral washroom map, tips & guides, clubs & networks, and more.

Casey Mecija and the Queerness of Sound

"I think music and art hold a place for the indescribable. And I think there's something deeply reparative about that."

Watch as multi-media artist, musician and LA&PS professor Casey Mecija shares about the queerness of sound and weaving her queer and Filipinx identities into her music.

A young person holds an inclusive Pride flag on their back and it spans throughout the bottom of the photo frame

Pride Month at Glendon

Discover how Glendon Campus celebrates Pride Month in support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities at York University.

Kinnon MacKinnon wearing a pink shirt with a blue blazer and glasses. They have fair skin and short light brown hair. They are sitting on a bench at York's Keele Campus

YU Positive Change: Kinnon MacKinnon

"I’m a community engaged trans and queer scholar, with an emphasis on community engagement and knowledge mobilization, which to me, is making sure that as I’m building new knowledge, it’s being communicated, discussed and debated amongst my communities."

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