U of T Scarborough's new Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion marks Pride month with a message of celebration
More Colour More Pride Flag
To celebrate Pride month, we once again raise the More Colours More Pride Flag on the U of T Scarborough campus, with this year’s Pride theme at U of T Scarborough being “Love Is Here”, signifying that love is about embracing diversity, different sexualities and ethnicities and acknowledge that our collective stories are about gratitude and acceptance and celebration of all our differences, and that love remains here for us always.
What is ‘More Colour; More Pride’ flag?
The ‘More Colour; More Pride’ flag, includes the addition of a brown and black stripe, highlighting the inclusion of queer, trans, Black, Indigenous and people of colour (QTBIPOC).
How did the ‘More Colour; More Pride’ flag originate?
It originated in Philadelphia in 2017 and the purpose was to address issues of racism and exclusion in Philadelphia’s gay neighbourhood. This new symbol raised the attention of communities of colour globally, and has helped with important conversations about intersectionality, address forms of exclusion and barriers to full participation within the community.
Why is the ‘More Colour; More Pride’ flag important to the University of Toronto?
Increasing visibility of Black and Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ people and queer and trans people of colour aligns with U of T’s institutional values of equity, diversity and inclusion.
For PRIDE related programming, check out U of T PRIDE Calendar: uoft.me/pridecalendar
Flag Raising – Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The More Colour, More Pride flag and the Trans flag will be flown on campus for the month of June to celebrate Pride at U of T Scarborough.
As we are unable to celebrate and learn together as we normally would, we encourage everyone to learn more about the Stonewall Riots and the Toronto Bathhouse Raids, which benefited from the actions and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
Rainbow Tie Gala Celebration – Thursday, June 3, 2021
The U of T Scarborough Positive Space Committee invites you to attend the 12th Annual Rainbow Tie Celebration: Moving Forward Together
The 12th Annual Rainbow Tie virtual celebration enables us to connect and celebrate our LGBTQIA2S+ and supporters at U of T Scarborough. Come dressed to express and share your Pride, and join us for a fun-filled afternoon of great performances including:
- Canada’s Drag Race Winner Priyanka
- Musician, Writer and Visual Artist Vivek Shraya
- Performer & Comedian Monica Garrido
- Performer & Writer Heath V. Salazar
Win great prizes and so much more!
Join the conversation by using the hashtag: #UTSCloveishere
This is a FREE event, and EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
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PRIDE CONCERT - TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021
Join the University of Toronto in celebrating Pride month with a special concert featuring Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Jeremy Dutcher! This event will include both a performance and live Q&A with Jeremy.
This event will be live streamed on YouTube. Register before June 10 for an opportunity to submit questions for Jeremy!
This event is hosted by the University of Toronto Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, Hart House, First Nations House, Office of Indigenous Initiatives, and University of Toronto Mississauga Indigenous Centre.
This event is open to University of Toronto students, staff, faculty and librarians, alumni, and friends of U of T.
PRIDE TORONTO - JUNE 1 TO JUNE 30
Check out what's happening across the city for Pride month. https://www.pridetoronto.com/
For more PRIDE related programming, check out U of T PRIDE Calendar: uoft.me/pridecalendar
Customize your Microsoft Teams and Zoom Backgrounds using these custom U of T Scarborough Pride backgrounds!
Keep your eye on our social channels for your chance to win some U of T Scarborough Pride apparel! This custom design was created by Noah Hanyue Qin who recently graduated in Studio Art and Mental Health Studies.
Noah explained "Resilience refers to the ability to bounce back after adversity, and I found the helix/spiral is a classic symbol representing that. The antonym of resilience is "fragility." I consider human connections kind of fragile because of how we differentiate each other and fight against each other based on ethnicity, culture or beliefs etc. Whereas acknowledging diversity in sexuality and gender is a huge step towards bonding and uniting. The rainbow ribbon shown is strengthening this connection between each other despite the differences we have to help us to move on after tragedies."
Show your Pride on social media with our custom Giphy's!
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