Pride at UBC

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At UBC, we’re proud of our diverse students, faculty and staff. Explore the many Pride activities at UBC, connect with your community, help create positive space on and off campus and stand up for sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) diversity.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Statement regarding UBC’s participation in the Vancouver Pride Parade.

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Featured Events: Vancouver

June 1 to August 30, 2019

Public exhibition: “A Queer Century, 1869-1969″

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

This new public exhibition tells stories from the history of sexuality, progressing from the emergence of homosexuality as a named concept in 1869 to the announced decriminalization of homosexual activity in Canada in 1969, and highlighting cultural events in the changing perceptions of gender and sexuality.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Love is in the Air: Pride Installation Competition

UBC Vancouver campus

Calling all artists! Submit your design idea before July 28 for a pride-themed ceiling over the UBC Pride event on September 6. Use your imagination to build pride, inclusion and Positive Space at UBC!

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Faculty & Staff Pride Convergence

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

On July 29, connect with faculty and staff at Pride Convergence. This annual event raises visibility of UBC’s LGBT2SQIA+ community and provides an opportunity for connection and community building.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Pride at MOA: From a Riot to a Revolution

Museum of Anthropology

Join MOA to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall — the New York City riots that sparked the modern fight for LGBT2SQIA+ rights and blossomed into an international rainbow celebration of diversity, inclusion and human rights, now known worldwide as Pride.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

March at the Vancouver Pride Parade

West End, Vancouver, British Columbia

On August 4, LGBT2SQIA+  community members at UBC are invited to march in the annual Vancouver Pride Parade to celebrate Pride and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) diversity.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

UBC Pride

Fairview Commons

Come one, come all — we’re kicking off Pride at UBC in style. On September 6, sashay your way to the Fairview Commons area to celebrate diversity, inclusion and Positive Space at UBC!

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Featured Events: Okanagan

Faculty & Staff Pride Convergence

Date and location to be confirmed

Come out to this year’s Faculty & Staff Pride Convergence, our annual rendezvous for LGBTQ2SIA+ staff and faculty at UBC Okanagan!

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Queer Orientation

Date and location to be confirmed

Join us for the annual Queer Orientation at UBC Okanagan! From workshops to movie nights to meet-ups, there will be a welcoming and engaging space for everyone. The event will be hosted by the Equity & Inclusion Office and the Pride Resource Centre.

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Resources and Initiatives

Positive Space

Positive Space campaign is a university-wide initiative intended to raise awareness and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and queer students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies at UBC.

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Gender Diversity at UBC

At UBC, we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all our sexual and gender diverse students, faculty, staff and community members. Learn about different aspects of gender diversity or find information about UBC’s systems.

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SOGI UBC seeks to nurture an inclusive culture, workplace and learning environment for faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Education and across other faculties and institutions that seek to develop inclusive climates and practices.

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Student Groups

Colour Connected Against Racism

Colour Connected Against Racism is an AMS resource group that works to end racism, and all forms of oppression, discrimination and prejudice.

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Gears and Queers

Gears and Queers is a club comprised of LGBTQ2SIA+ engineers and allies. They are dedicated to creating an open, accepting space for queer engineering students at UBC.

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UBC Okanagan EngiQueers

A UBC Students’ Union Okanagan club that provides a safe space for LGBTQ2SIA+ students, specifically focused on engineering students and allies.

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UBC Pride Collective

The Pride Collective is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community.

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UBC Students Against Bigotry

UBC Students Against Bigotry seeks to promote freedom of expression and empower those whose safety or dignity are threatened.

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UBCSUO Pride Resource Centre

The student-run Pride Resource Centre works to create a social atmosphere within UBC Okanagan to foster discussion and awareness on campus of sexual and gender diversity.

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Of Interest

Show Your Pride

Share a photo of how you’re proud at UBC via Instagram and Twitter with #UBCPride.