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Pride Month 2018
Pride Month 2018
Mark your calendars to attend the annual LGBTQ2+ Pride Picnic, an event for Centennial's LGBTQ2+ community and their allies, organized by Centennial College and CCSAI. The event includes performances, karaoke, delicious rainbow cupcakes made by The Local and more! This is also a great opportunity to connect with LGBTQ2+ serving community partner organizations at the community fair and attend educational workshops. Please see the attached document for workshops and a list of participating community partner organizations.
What: LGBTQ2+ Pride Picnic 2018
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Courtyard/Student Centre/Fireside Gallery, Progress Campus
Participating LGBTQ2+ serving community partner organizations include:
- AIDS Committee of Toronto - ACT
- Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention - ASAAP
- Asian Community AIDS Services - ACAS
- Breakaway Addictions/Pieces to Pathways
- Griffin Centre
- Toby’s Place
- Toronto PFLAG
For further information, please contact Mezart Daulet at email@example.com or at extension 2001.
Centennial Comes Out is a community building initiative for Centennial's LGBTQ2+ community to share coming out stories and further enhance an inclusive and safer learning, teaching, and working environment. We acknowledge that coming out is a very individual, complex, nuanced, ongoing process that can look very different to different people. Learn more about these powerful Centennial Comes Out Stories.
Click here to find out more about Centennial Comes Out.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Manny Rodrigues at firstname.lastname@example.org or at extension 3368.
When: Sunday, June 24, 2018
Meet-up Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Jarvis and Bloor (in front of Starbucks)
Float Number: TBA
Dress Code/Colour: Black (Centennial Pride T-shirts will be provided)
The Parade starts at 2:00 pm at the corner of Bloor and Church and stomps its way down Yonge Street to the Dundas Square stage. We are part of the first 20% of the Parade and expected to complete marching by 3:30 pm.
Prior to the march, we will go over the guidelines for the participants as well as providing you with refreshments, Centennial Pride T-shirts, and other Pride Parade items. All participants will be asked to sign the waiver form in order to march with Centennial College.
Please apply sunscreen and stay hydrated. Please bring your own water bottle. We will supply non-potable water (not drinkable) in a large tank, so please bring your own water guns to join the fun. The Parade will go ahead rain or shine.
For further information, please contact Manny Rodrigues at email@example.com or at extension 3368.
For those who wish to be on the float, please contact Manny Rodrigues at firstname.lastname@example.org or at extension 3368. Space is limited. You are obligated to follow a different set of rules compared to marchers.
Centennial College is committed to creating equitable, inclusive and safe learning, working and living environments for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, intersex, and queer (LGBTTIQ+) students and employees. This means taking steps to educate our community on inclusion, providing resources on supports available, as well as providing tools and strategies for employees and students to create more welcoming and accepting campuses. Click here to find out more about Positive Space and Gender Diversity Training.
Join our student-run LGBT2Q+ Social Club and meet up to create friendships, build peer support, awareness and inclusiveness in a safe space. We hold social nights for students who may identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer/Questioning and their allies. To join or for further information, please email LGBTQ@centennialcollege.ca.
The Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village spawn the modern gay rights movement.
Canada decriminalizes homosexual acts for consenting adults over 21.
The American Psychiatric Association declares that homosexuality is not a psychiatric disorder.
The Lesbian Organization of Toronto is formed.
Canada lifts an immigration ban on homosexual men.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission recommends in its annual report that "sexual orientation" be added to the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Buddies in Bad Times, Canada’s oldest surviving queer theatre company, is founded in Toronto.
Four bathhouses are raided by the Toronto Police Service in Operation Soap, spawning protests as the first Toronto Pride event.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the "right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination" but does not explicitly protect sexual orientation.
Toronto's first Pride Committee is formed. Sexual orientation is included in Ontario's Human Rights Code
The City of Toronto officially proclaims Pride Day for the first time.
Egan v. Canada rules that freedom from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation be a protected human rights
The Toronto District School Board launches the Triangle Program, Canada’s first alternative hight school program for at-risk LGBT youth
Bill C33 receives Royal Assent, formally adding sexual orientation to the Canadian Human Rights Act as a prohibited grounds of discrimination.
The civil Marriage Act is passed, making Canada the fourth country in the world to officially sanction gay marriage at the national level.
103.9 Proud FM, Canada’s first-ever LGBT radio station and the first in the world operated by a commercial broadcaster, is launched in Toronto.
Toronto hosts WorldPride.