Highlights from Pride Month 2023 at U of T

From Pride Flag raising ceremonies at all three campuses to the annual #DisplayYourPride campaign, June was full of opportunities to come together, celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ communities at U of T and globally, and renew our commitment to combatting homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. We asked event organizers from across the tri-campus to share their favourite highlights from Pride Month 2023. Use the tabs below to view their answers and photos.

 

Pride Pub

Pride Pub is a cherished and not-to-be-missed tradition for so many that spans three decades. It’s an important moment for the university to welcome new and familiar members of its three campuses, as well as alumni and the surrounding community, to gather with the 2SLGBTQ+ community in celebration. The people, the music, the space, and the food make it an incredibly special event for so many people. This year’s Pride Pub was particularly special thanks to a performance by South Asian dance troupe Naach for Fun. Students and staff shared how pleased they were to finally have South Asian music fill Hart House and a Pride event. I was reminded that a sense of belonging and inclusion is achieved when we welcome and celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures in our campus communities.”

David Pereira (he/him)
Acting Director, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office