The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre launched its first Display Your Pride campaign with sweet treats, a photo booth and LGBTQ+ trivia to celebrate the beginning of Pride Month across the college.
The month-long campaign is led by Natalie Elisha, Humber’s student diversity and inclusion initiatives coordinator. Members of the Centre will host Pride events at North and Lakeshore including an action forum and a competition for the best LGBTQ+–themed office decor. The Humber community will also walk the Trans Parade, the Dyke March and Pride Parade from June 23 to 25.
With Humber’s growing and diverse population, Elisha saw the campaign as a perfect addition to the Centre’s current Pride initiatives.
“There is something for everyone. This campaign is a nice visual representation of the LGBTQ+ community and it doesn’t take much to get involved,” she says.
Jen McMillen, dean of students, who helped launch the LGBTQ+ space two years ago at North Campus, says she has seen students who use the Centre’s services share their stories and gain support from the community.
“It is great to have this space student can call their own and share their views. There is a tremendous effort going into this and it means a lot to our students,” says McMillen.
Humber continues to strive for a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. To participate in Display Your Pride, visit: http://www.humber.ca/lgbtq/pride-2017