As we wrap-up Pride Month, we want to take a moment and highlight some of our incredible LGBTQ2IA+ members of the U of G community and the work they do that creates impact on our campus and in our world.

Pride Month Spotlight: Uniting Gender, Sexuality, Decolonization, Anti-Racism

Dr. Jade Crimson Rose Da Costa received the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue their work on topics related to anti-racism, decolonization, and intersectionality in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at U of G. As a gender nonbinary queer woman of color, Da Costa finds motivation in their lived experience to pursue research and activism that is engaged in community and features a deep commitment to social justice.

Intersecting Histories and Identities: Celebrating Pride and Indigenous History in June

Both Dr. Adam Davies (they/them), assistant professor and graduate program coordinator in Genders, Sexualities, & Bodies and Dr. Rowan Bell (they/he), assistant professor in Philosophy and Sexualities, Gender and Social Change, joined the College of Arts in reflecting on how colonialism has impacted our understanding of LGBTQ2IA+ identities. They explain that Traditions of various Indigenous cultures hold their own understanding of gender and sexuality, which as been forcefully replaced through colonization.

U of G’s LGBTQ2IA+ Support Group OUTline Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On its 50th Anniversary OUTline, the support centre for LGBTQ2IA+ students at U of G, has provided strength and connection for generations. In celebration of this anniversary, the U of G news team spoke to U of G’s sexual and gender diversity advisor in Student Experience and supervisor of OUTline and explored the journey of OUTline from a telephone-based resource to a bustling community.

U of G Students and Allies March in the Toronto Pride Parade

A student group from the Ontario Veterinary College joined in on the Pride celebrations in Toronto and marched in the Pride Parade this past weekend, documenting the occasion through an Instagram takeover.

Although Pride month is over, the work to continue building an inclusive and equitable campus takes place all year long. Thanks to everyone in our community who is a part of creating an institution where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging.

Reflecting on Being Out in the Workplace

For Pride month, Experience Guelph asked a U of G alumni, professor and co-op student what it’s like to be Out in the Workplace.

Learn more about what Pride means at U of G.