Join us and celebrate Pride Month at York
York University is a leading Canadian post-secondary institution that values equity, diversity and inclusion. We are proud to celebrate Pride Month, a time to support 2SLGBTQIA communities in their historic and current struggles for equality.
Throughout this important month, we are happy to amplify ongoing work, events, accomplishments, contributions and research making positive change, and that honours the diverse experiences of York community members. You can also follow along and join the conversation, with the hashtags #YUPride or #PrideMonth!
Join us for this free, virtual daily speaker series running from June 21 to 25, 2021 between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM.
PhD candidates Hannah Maitland, Stephanie Jonsson and Angela Stanley are highlighting queer oral history through a new special podcast series.
This year is the 40th anniversary of both the Toronto bathhouse raids and the founding of Pride Toronto. This presentation will reflect on the connections between the resistance to the bathhouse raids and the forgotten histories of Pride Toronto.
Based on understandings of queer and feminist histories of quilt-making, the Pride Quilt has become an important symbol of Pride Month at York.
“My book examines radical reinventions of traditional practices, ranging from a queer reclamation of the Jewish festival of Purim to an Indigenous remixing of musical traditions.”
Janelle Curry, an MA graduate, is the founder of the very first Queer Graduate Student Caucus. This caucus provides queer grad students with a vital space for community-building.
"June is Pride Month, an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQIA communities and to reflect on the ways we can continue to support equal rights for all and to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia."
York University School of Social Work professor Kinnon MacKinnon explains gender-affirming care, why it's vital, and how he's using TikTok to bring visibility to transgender health care issues.
York University is a special place for graduating student, Joshua Hughes. It is where he started performing as STAR, the drag queen.
A ground-breaking venture, The Beyond Bullying Project, offers a repository of real-life experiences that will shed light on this vital topic as well as offer support and resources.
Visit York University Libraries' Pride Month reading list and discover a broad selection of books and stories of and from queer communities.
"Many of us live a privileged life here in Canada, but we need to bring voice to not only the lesbian, gay, bisexual community, but also the need for continued progress and to give voice to issues of racism and discrimination towards and within the LGBTQ community and the continued fight for trans and gender non-confirming individuals."
The mission of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) is to increase the influence of the LGBTQ+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni.
"Toronto is one of the most open cities for queer communities on the planet, according to Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer, a collection of essays co-edited by Jane Farrow, who sits on the board of the City Institute at York University."
"Pride Month is important because it indicated a time of year when LGBTQ communities can come together to celebrate all the wonderful things about being queer and trans."
"There are a couple of ways being a queer neuroscientist affects not only my research but my pedagogy. For me, its important to just be out there, capital O out there and be a face for the students."