U of T Scarborough celebrates Pride Month

About Pride Month

To celebrate Pride month, we once again raise the More Colour, More Pride Flag and the Trans Pride flag on the U of T Scarborough campus as an affirmation of our commitment to being intentionally inclusive and representing more voices and experiences in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  

Pride month serves as a time of commemoration and celebration. It is a time to recognize, honour and learn more about the histories of struggle and marginalization of 2-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (2SLGBTQ+) people and communities. It is also a time to celebrate the resilience, diversity, and human rights achievements fought and won by queer communities within a society where these rights were, and in some cases, continue to be denied.  

This Pride month, we are excited to share with you the following upcoming events at the UTSC campus and tri-campus.  

Events

Pride Flag Raising – Monday, June 3, 2024, 12:00p.m. 

 For the sixth year, we are proud to raise the More Colour, More Pride flag, in addition to the Trans Pride flag, for the month of June.  

The Pride flag serves as a symbol of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It is a visual reminder of the struggles and oppression that people in the community have faced and continue to face, but it is also a sign of resilience and joy. The widespread use of the Pride flags signals an institutional commitment to a safe and welcoming campus for 2SLGBTQ+ UTSC community members. 

The ‘More Colour, More Pride’ flag 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. It includes the addition of a brown and black stripe, highlighting the inclusion of queer, trans, Black, Indigenous and people of colour (QTBIPOC). 

Join us at the campus flagpole outside the Arts & Administration building to celebrate the raising of the Pride flags with opening remarks by Acting Principal Linda Johnston, and Cherilyn Scobie Edwards, Director Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

In the case of inclement weather, festivities will be moved inside to the AA atrium (AA112 Foyer). 

(Do you have an event you would like to add to this list? Please e-mail the event info to marie.bedard@utoronto.ca

UTSC Bus to U of T Community Pride (formerly Pride Pub) – Friday, June 7, 4:30p.m. onward 

Looking for safe transport to U of T Community Pride Friday, June 7 (formerly known as U of T Pride Pub)? Join us for a FREE round-trip bus ride! The bus is family-friendly AND wheelchair accessible. 

Start YOUR Pride month celebrations surrounded by friends and colleagues in the beautiful outdoor Hart House Quad at the U of T Community Pride. Students, faculty, staff, and librarians from UTSC are welcome to join us for FREE round-trip transportation from UTSC to Pride Pub.  

Seats are limited - register early for the Pride bus.   

For more information visit the UTSC EDIO webpage.  

For information about the 2024 U of T Community Pride event (formerly known as "Pride Pub), visit the Hart House events page

Display your Pride! – Tuesday, June 11, 2024, all day 

Join us for #DisplayYourPride 2024! On Monday, June 11, 2024, all three campuses of U of T will be celebrating Pride Month and #UofTPride with the annual #DisplayYourPride event! 

Staff, students, faculty, librarians, and alumni are all invited to join in on the fun. Work with your peers and colleagues to show off your creativity and decorate your office or student space (at home or on campus) in support of Pride! There are no limitations – show us what YOUR pride looks like. Ways to get involved can include anything from decorating your desk, to dressing up, to creating a piece of artwork, showing off a virtual background – anything goes! 

For PRIDE related programming, check out the U of T PRIDE Calendar.

Have a UTSC event you want to see highlighted on this page? 

Faculty, staff and librarians can submit events via the Daily Update & Event Submission Form.

Scenes from last year

Video Url