Progress Pride FlagPride at Waterloo is an opportunity to prioritize the diverse voices and experiences of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (2SLGBTQ+) students, faculty and staff, celebrating and acknowledging their significant contributions and vital roles within the campus community. Pride at Waterloo is also a time to hold space for conversations on how we can work together to create a more inclusive campus.

Daniel Quasar designed the Progressive Pride flag to be more inclusive.

This Pride, as we think of the historical and ongoing systemic racism in Canada, and on our campus, we must recognize that advancing equity, social justice and the dismantling of systems of oppression cannot happen in silos. We must work together to centre the voices of Black, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and other racialized folx as we advance 2SLGBTQ+ initiatives, disability justice, decolonization, anti-racism, gender equity and all other intersectional and anti-oppressive work. Pride is about celebration, and it is a time  to reflect on Pride’s protest roots: it is about resistance, reform, advocacy, and justice.

This page aims to celebrate Pride and give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to explore supports, resources, community, and educational tools. We recognize that the pandemic has disrupted typical avenues for celebration and community – and hope that some of the events listed will be useful for 2SLGBTQ+ campus members and allies. We also recognize that the pandemic has and continues to have significant, often overlapping impacts on diverse communities, and encourage you to engage with these resources in a way that feels safe and healthy, while continuing to practice self-care. 

As you review this Pride page, if you know of other resources, social or community building opportunities that we have missed, please contact us by email: equity@uwaterloo.ca