Celebrating Pride on and off campus this June

Pride is celebrated each June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a key event in the fight for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights. The Pride march started as public demonstration in taking a stance against the discrimination and violence that was shown toward the LGBT community. 

UBC has created a page dedicated to providing information about Pride events taking place on and off campus, specifically focusing on events in Vancouver and Kelowna.

Learn about the pride events happening on campus this June 

How to celebrate pride month

  1. Join in a pride parade

You don’t need to identify as LGBTQ+ to attend a pride march. The 2022 Vancouver Pride Parade celebrates its 44th anniversary and this year’s theme is Together Again — celebrating the community gathering together again after two years. 

  1. Get some know-how

Take some time to learn about the history behind Pride Month and the people who have helped bring this movement together. This CBC slideshow provides an overview of the strides LGBTQ+ people across Canada have made, from protests, and celebrations to parades for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans rights.

  1. Reflection

Pride Month is a time when we celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ+ communities, while acknowledging the long-standing fight for equality and justice. It is also an opportunity for us to reflect on and consider what each of us can do individually, and institutionally, to be inclusive — so that we all feel welcome and can fully access, participate, and thrive in all aspects of university life.