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Pride at the University

June is Pride month

Pride month was established in honour of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York. Throughout the month, university community members are invited to participate in events that honour, celebrate, and affirm the dignity, equality, and increased visibility for people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Complete the community check-in form 

2SLGBTQ+ employees are invited to complete the check-in form following another year of Pride celebrations. The information you provide will help inform Positive Space’s plans for the upcoming year, and understand if and how the community network can best meet the needs of and support the 2SLGBTQ+ employee community at the university. 

This survey is anonymous and will be active until August 9, 2021.

Display your solidarity

Show your commitment to creating an inclusive environment for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Print a copy of our image filePride poster (PDF) to display in your workspace.

Poster with eight-coloured Pride flag and text overlay that reads "Your pride is our pride: Ryerson University is committed to creating an inclusive environment for people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. ryerson.ca/positive-space."

Download our Pride background for Zoom, external link, and use it as your virtual background.

Pride flag with colours, black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.

Positive Space at the university

The Positive Space Faculty and Staff  Network is a volunteer-based network at the university, comprised of staff and faculty of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, committed to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

Questions?

For additional information about Pride at the university or to get involved, contact positivespace@ryerson.ca.

Past events

2020 events in celebration of Pride

Join Positive Space for a series of online events in celebration of Pride 2020.

Virtual Pride Kickoff

Join us online for Pride 2020 celebrations. Remarks will begin at 12:05 p.m.

Date: June 1, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Online

Save Pride Kick-Off to your Google calendar.

Fay and Fluffy’s Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental

Bring your kids to join us for this all-ages event. Fun for the young and the young at heart!

Date: June 5, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Online

Save Queer Cheer Employee Social to your Google calendar.

Booked Up Monday with The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

Join us for “Booked Up Monday,” where we’ll be chatting with Vivek Shraya on her newest title, The Subtweet.

Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Online

Save Booked Up Monday with The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya to your Google calendar.

Book cover of "The Subtweet", a novel by Vivek Shraya

Positive Space in conversation with Joanne Dallaire

Join Positive Space and Joanne Dallaire, Elder (Ke Shay Hayo) and Senior Advisor Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, in conversation on the intersectionality of queerness and Indigeneity, and concepts of overcoming internalized negative messages.

Date: June 23, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Online

Save Documentary Screening: Track Two to your Google calendar., external link

Netflix Party: The Half of It

Join the Netflix Party screening of The Half of It, a coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Alice Wu suitable for the entire family.

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Online

Save Documentary Screening: Track Two to your Google calendar., external link

Movie poster for Netflix's "The Half Of It"

#DisplayYourPride at Home

Back by popular demand, #DisplayYourPride is back for its eighth year! This year, you’re invited to showcase your creative flair and fabulous colours by decorating your home space in support of Pride from June 1 to 15.

Date: June 1, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Online

Save #DisplayYourPride Community Celebration to your Google calendar., external link

2019 Pride Kickoff 

On June 3, 2019, the Ryerson community kicked off Pride month in the Student Learning Centre.