June 28, 2021
Edited: June 29, 2022
June is Pride Month in Canada and each week we have been sharing content to honour and celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ people and draw attention to the issues this community continues to face. In this last post, we ask you to:
- Stories of Two Spirit identities within the Indigenous population: Two Spirit - Queer California Untold Stories
- Stories about LGBTQ2S+ scientists from a variety of different fields in this Podcast - LGBTQ+ Stem Cast.
- Stories – Watch Sex, Sin & 69 – an 80-minute historical, retrospective film about the 1969 legislation to ‘decriminalize’ homosexuality.
- Stories – Read the stories of 2SLGBTQIA+ nurses and allies within the nursing field. 2SLGBTQIA+ nurses form one of the largest minorities within the profession, and yet they are hardly recognized as a subgroup.
- Join Positive Space Campaign, which is a campus-wide initiative intended to raise awareness and visibility of 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies at UBC.
- Support the UBC Gears and Queers student club, which is comprised of 2SLGBTQIA+ engineers and allies. They are dedicated to creating an open, accepting space for queer engineering students at UBC.
- Support EngiQueers, which is a national organization that celebrates, promotes, and advocates for diversity and inclusivity in engineering.
- The LOUD Business Creates opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs within Vancouver’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community to network, learn and grow — both professionally and personally.
- The Health Initiative for Men is a nonprofit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being in communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender-diverse people in BC. They offer health-based programming and services to meet the sexual, mental, physical and social health needs of GBQ men and gender diverse people.
Explore Pride Month Resources from the UBC Applied Science EDI.I Office.
Let us celebrate, support and continue the progress that has been achieved through the work of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and supporters.