CBU Pride

Pride at CBU

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).

CBU Pride and Ally Centre

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: 

  • Advocacy
  • Resource Library
  • Referrals to the Human Rights Officer
  • Workshops on topics such as ally training, safe sex, trans sex health, inclusivity, pronouns and more!
  • Special Events
  • Free Condoms and Pregnancy Tests
  • Confidentiality

To learn more, contact su_pac@cbu.ca

Heritage Minutes: Jim Egan

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.

 

Human Rights and Diversity Officer: Scott Thomas

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 scott_thomas@cbu.ca

Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity Our History

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.

Download the Guide Here

Resources

Respectful Campus Policy

Well-Being Resources

Library Resources

Become an Ally

LGBTQ2S+ Terms

The Genderbread Person

How to Challenge Transphobia

LGBTQ: More Than Just Letters

LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace

Have suggestions on resources or content you’d like to see included in our CBU Pride Hub? Contact us at marcomm@cbu.ca