The More Colour, More Pride flag and the Trans flag will be flown on campus to celebrate Pride at UTSC.
For the second year, UTSC is proud to raise the “more colour, more pride” flag which adds black and brown stripes to the top of the standard six-colour flag, and is meant to recognize people of colour in the LGBTQ+ community. This year in particular, we are proud to centre and affirm the experiences of Black, Indigenous and racialized people in the LGBTQ+ community. The additional stripes are a sign of UTSC’s commitment to being intentionally inclusive, and representing more voices and experiences in the LGBTQ+ community.
As we celebrate Pride Month we are thinking of our trans and queer students, many of whom are experiencing increased isolation and are away from the communities that most support them. We are also thinking deeply about the Black Trans & Queer people who were instrumental in the Stonewall Riots. 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.
Contact EDIO@utsc.utoronto.ca with any questions about upcoming Pride initiatives at UTSC.
More Pride activities can be found here: U of T Virtual Pride Calendar