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For many, Pride is seen as a wonderful celebratory event, often showcasing parades, music, rainbows and performers of all kinds.
However, at its roots, Pride was borne out of riots and protests, as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community fought for equal rights and freedoms. Although Pride can be seen as a celebration for all that the 2SLGBTQ+ community has overcome, it is important to recognize that, at its core, it is also a time and space for community members to assert their right to the same freedoms as those who are cisgender, gender-conforming and heterosexual. There is no Pride without the protests.
Important Canadian 2SLGBTQ+ Events:
For more events in Canada, please check out the link below:
Queer Events. (n.d.) History of Canadian Pride. https://www.queerevents.ca/canada/pride/history
Diversity and Inclusion are core values at the Nova Scotia Community College.
Diversity - We are intentional in our efforts to build diversity as a core strength. We recognize diversity of knowledge, worldview and experience as an asset and a key driver of success in advancing innovation, creativity and excellence.
Inclusion - We are committed to creating a culture of genuine inclusion that is free from discrimination and harassment and where our students, employees and the communities we serve are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
LGBTQ | How You See Me. By SoulPancake (2016). YouTube.
People have been talking ABOUT the LGBTQ community, so we decided to talk with them to learn from their experiences. Tell us, how does the world see YOU?
The play within: An LGBTQ documentary. (2017). Films on Demand. (NSCC W# and password required)
This film presents the premiere of the stage adaption of the award winning film, The Play Within, an emotional and issue-focused fictional drama based on the lives of two real people and their tragic, untimely deaths. The play is followed by an audience talkback and a wide-ranging discussion by psychiatrists, social service providers, clergy, and others who illuminate the history, evolution, and current circumstances that face the LGBTQ community.
The LGBTQ+ experience in Canada. Video collection from Curio.ca. (NSCC W# and password required)
From the court battles of the past to the growing awareness of gender identity issues today, the stories in this collection highlight some of the challenges and realities within LGBTQ+ communities in Canada today.