June is national pride month, a month to remember, celebrate and empower the LGBTQ2S+ community, as well as to educate allies and community members at large.
The official LGBTQ2S+ Pride Month is held each June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. In an effort to help educate people who are actively seeking out information on Pride, we’ve created this hub to serve as an educational centre with stories, resources and more which will be updated on a regular basis.
Pride Month in Cape Breton is held each August, but instead of limiting ourselves to a particular week or month, we will be celebrating pride all summer long (and beyond).
The Pride and Ally Centre, located in the Students’ Union Building is open to any and every student who wishes to join a safe and inclusive space on campus. The Centre is operated by a student coordinator and volunteers who work hard to make the Centre as welcoming as possible. Any contact made with the Pride and Ally Centre is completely confidential.
The Pride & Ally Centre provides:
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In the late 1980s, Jim Egan challenged the Government of Canada to receive spousal benefits for his life partner, Jack Nesbit. Their case would ensure that sexual orientation is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – a landmark victory for the LGBTQ2S+ community.
The role of a Human Rights Officer, particularly on a university campus, is diverse and ever-changing; Scott Thomas embraces that. In his role, Scott provides the campus community with programs relating to diversity, inclusion, consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault, harassment, human rights and more.
Scott also assists the University in exploring and developing programs around intercultural competency as our campus community continues to expand and diversify. In his role as Human Rights Officer, Scott’s goal is to create critical thinkers and prepare our community for challenging conversations that will improve us both as individuals and an institution.
Contact Scott by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t change the future, without knowing our history. This CCGSD study guide includes a collection of stories from Canada’s LGBTQ2S+ history, many of which have remained largely untold to mainstream audiences.