Pride Centre

Are you interested in gender and sexual diversity? Want to meet new people? Check out the Pride Centre (Z204) – everyone is welcome!

The Pride Centre is a queer-positive, all gender-inclusive, safer space in which students explore gender and sexual identity. The Pride Centre is a space for students to:

  • create inclusive community across the gender and sexuality spectrum.
  • find support for themselves and support their gender and sexually diverse peers.
  • enhance everyone’s learning about gender and sexual diversity.

The Pride Centre’s programs and services include:

  • Gender and sexuality resource library
  • Free safer sex and pregnancy prevention supplies including latex-free, internal condoms, and dental dams
  • Free educational information for gender and sexual diversity, sexual and reproductive health, and healthy relationships for people of all genders and sexualities
  • Referral services and peer support
  • Queer-positive events and workshops

Are you interested in volunteering with the Pride Centre? Check out the volunteer page!

Programming

 

Spend your Thursday afternoons with us at Crafternoon, a drop-in craft sesh led by volunteers and staff. Take a well-deserved break from essays, labs, and tutorials and get in on some hands-on fun and relaxation. Every week we’ll provide a DIY craft, as well as all the material and instruction you need, so all you need to do is show up. If you’re feeling nervous, we encourage you to bring a friend!

Crafternoon will take place every Thursday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm for the duration of the fall semester (excluding Fall Reading Week).

Upcoming crafts:

January 11: Calendars
January 18: DIY eraser USB cases
January 25: Envelope Washi tape bookmarks
February 8: Keychains
February 15: Pin-embroidery art
February 22: READING WEEK; no programs
March 1: Felt animal ears
March 8: Stickers
March 15: Pride Week gender-affirming accessories
March 22: Coasters
March 29: T-shirt embroidery
April 5: Drawstring bags

 

 

Join us in the Pride Centre every Tuesday night for Pop Culture Queered! Each week, we’ll meet to discuss queer media across multiple genres such as literature, poetry, music, movies, TED talks, YouTube videos and more. Discussions will be centred around themes such as expression, identity, sexuality and gender. Through this club, we hope to offer a safer space for students to have meaningful conversations about LQBTQ+ representations and misrepresentations in literature, media and beyond.

Pop Culture Queered will take place 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Tuesdays for the duration of the fall semester (excluding Fall Reading Week).

Upcoming topics:

January 9: Sense8, episode 1 (available on Netflix)
January 16: Intro to Youtube Queers
January 23: Degrassi (available online)
January 30: Hurricane Bianca
February 6: Queer Vision of Love and Marriage – Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan (TED Talk)
February 13: She’s Gotta Have It (web series)
February 20: READING WEEK; no programs
February 27: Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson (documentary available on Netflix)
March 6: One Day at a Time – coming out episode (available on Netflix)
March 13: TBD
March 20: TBD
March 27: TBD
April 3: TBD

 

Contact

Relationships, Identity & Sex Programmer
Office: Wyckham House, Z211
Phone: 403-440-5604
Email:  Pride Centre
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