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The Pride flag flies over University Hall to commemorate Pride Month.

The Pride flag has been flown on campus for Pride Month, in recognition of everyone’s right to equality and the wealth that 2SLGBTQ+ people bring to our communities.

Here is a list of local events, organizations, and resources to celebrate or support the diverse people who enrich our community. Whether you’re 2SLGBTQ+, questioning your gender, or just not sure, you belong here.

events

The Student Wellness Center is hosting a group for gender-diverse and gender-challenging students, a cooking session, a guided painting social, a queer movie night and a drag luncheon, including an appearance by McMaster’s Unita Assk. Please click here for more details.

The College of Health Sciences presents a free virtual chat with nurse and equity advocate Ellie Reyes. The event of June 20, What It Means to Save a Life: Redefining Care for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities advocates for more inclusive care. Click here to register or for more information.

The Uncloseted Comedy Pride Festival takes place June 16-18 at the Staircase Theater in downtown Hamilton.

Local nonprofit group Pride Hamilton will be holding its outdoor celebration at the end of August, which is good news for many McMaster students who arrive just in time for the start of fall term.

Organizations and resources

MSU Pride Community Center, or PCC is a student-led peer support service provided by the McMaster Students Union (MSU) specifically for students who identify as part of the 2STLGBQIA+ community. In addition to providing confidential peer support, PCC offers educational and advocacy programs to challenge attitudes and norms that oppress 2STLGBQIA+ people, helping to establish a safe space for queer people on campus and at the GTHA. Click here to follow them on Instagram.

LGBT Youth Line provides services for youth, by youth affirming the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and questioning youth in Ontario. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer Sunday through Friday from 4pm to 9:30pm via phone, chat or text services.
Phone: 1-800-268-9688 | Text: 647-694-4275

good2talk is a free, confidential, and anonymous helpline that provides professional advice, information, and referrals on mental health, addictions, and wellness to higher education students in Ontario, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. anus. Good2Talk serves students at publicly funded Ontario colleges and universities, with a primary focus on those aged 17-25. Phone: 1-866-925-5454

spectrum hamilton is a youth-founded, youth-led, youth-focused community development and skills-sharing program for queer and trans youth in Hamilton.

trans lifeline Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans people and people who ask questions. Phone: 1-877-330-6366

For information on supports and resources, contact [email protected] or the Gender and Sexuality Task Force of the President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community ([email protected]).

Learn more about pride

Click here for a synopsis of Pride history or click here for a chronicle of Canadian Pride history.

What do the letters mean in LGBTQ2S+? Click here to find out.

History of the pride flag