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Pride at Ryerson

Pride 2020 is almost here and we've been busy planning exciting events for employees to celebrate diversity and inclusion in our community!

#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.
  • WHAT:
    #DisplayYourPride at Home
  • DATE:
    June 01 2020
  • TIME:
    All Day
  • WHERE:
    Online
  • OPEN TO:
    Ryerson students, faculty and staff
  • CONTACT:
    Positive Space
    positivespace@ryerson.ca

Contest details

This year we’re doing things differently with #DisplayYourPride at Home. We are asking participants to showcase the resiliency of 2SLGBTQIA+ peoples and allies, environmental sustainability and what pride means in your home.

In addition to the fabulous decor, here are some ideas on how you can display your pride with inclusive, educational and sustainable practices.

Environmental sustainability

We’re asking individuals to consider the environmental sustainability of displaying our pride. Don’t get us wrong—rainbows and balloons are great! Visibility in general is incredibly important and we want you to participate in any way you’re able! 

However, we also ask that you be mindful and try to decorate with items that you already have, that are reusable for years to come or are multi-use/permanent fixtures.

Personal resilience and wellbeing

What does resilience look like for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks? How do you challenge internalized negative messages, minority stresses, make a safe space for yourself and build your community of support?

Engaging with your community

In this time away from campus, we’re encouraging you to display your pride from your homes, to celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in your own unique way, to be inclusive of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. We’re asking participants to also consider how to engage with their local community/outside world from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Perhaps a pride flag or messages of support in your window? Maybe you can highlight 2SLGBTQIA+ authors, artists or local businesses.

This year’s awards

To encourage these themes, our awards this year are:

  • Most Environmentally Sustainable
  • Student’s Choice Award (chosen by RyePride)
  • Fabulous Favourite (overall winner and recipient of the trophy, presented by last year’s winners)

Be sure to register in advance 

To register, please fill out the Display Your Pride Registration form by Friday, June 8 and we'll forward you information on how to submit photographs of videos of your showcase by June 15.

#DisplayYourPride on social!

Ryerson, York, OCAD, U of T and Humber are all participating in #DisplayYourPride. Join the conversation and get our hashtag trending in Toronto!

Submit your photos/videos for award consideration and slideshow

We will arrange for those that have registered to participate in this year’s #DisplayYourPride at Home to receive a photo/video submission form, so be sure to register and decorate before June 15. 

Deadlines and important dates

  • Friday, June 5: Deadline to register to participate.
  • Monday, June 15: Deadline for those that have registered by June 5 to submit images and/or videos of your showcase to the judges 
  • Wednesday, June 24: Winners announced

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Positive Space at positivespace@ryerson.ca.

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