Pride Festival is a week-long series of events intended to celebrate two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) identities in the Carleton community. Our programming focuses on facilitating education about sexual orientation and gender identity and bringing awareness to issues within the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Our Daily Blogs include information and insight for both 2SLGBTQ+ students and allies about topic like stigma, allyship, and safe(r) sex. Read our blogs below and share them with your network!
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
International Trans Day of Visibility
International Trans Day of Visibility Today is International #TransDayofVisibilty. Today and every day, we need to celebrate trans* people and continue raising awareness of discrimination faced by trans* people worldwide. “The Student Life Team is committed to supporting trans* students through our programming and services. Our Equity,...
Thursday, December 9, 2021
History, Growth, and Healing: Reflections from the Pride Timeline
By Lydia - Research and Advocacy, Pride Festival Planning Committee Overview As someone who identifies as queer and who has worked in various capacities at the university for the past three years, leading this project felt dauting. I had very limited knowledge about the history of the 2SLGBTQ+ community at Carleton University. While I was...
Friday, October 8, 2021
LGBTQ+ Sex Education
2SLGBTQ+ Safer Sex Sex and pleasure can be complex things and often, 2SLGBTQ+ topics of sex are not covered in sex education curriculums. As such, we have partnered with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC) to share the resources below that cover a wide array of topics about sex and sex education in...
Thursday, October 7, 2021
What is a Non-Binary? People who experience their gender identity and/or gender expression as outside of the male-female gender binary. Many other words for identities outside the traditional categories of man and woman may be used, such as genderfluid, genderqueer, polygender, bigender, demigender, or agender. These identities, while similar, are...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Guide to Allyship
Being a Better 2SLGBTQ+ Ally: A Guide What is an ally? Being an ally means supporting the people in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, speaking up and taking action when you witness a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic incident. Helping to make more safe spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ people and increasing awareness and acceptance on 2SLGBTQ+ issues. Allies...
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Guide to Pronouns
What are Pronouns? Pronouns are used in place of a proper noun (like someone’s name). Most often, pronouns are used then referring to someone without using their name. Example: Have you heard from Jamie? She hasn’t texted me back all day. She is the pronoun. - Why is it Important to use the Right Pronouns? Like someone’s...
Monday, October 4, 2021
Definition "Two-spirit” is an umbrella term that bridges Indigenous and Western understandings of gender and sexuality. It refers to a person who identifies as having both a feminine and masculine spirit. As many Indigenous nations use a variety of terms and definitions, “two-spirit” encompasses many identities and is used by some Indigenous...