Tagged LGBTQ

U of C community marches in 2017 Pride Parade

By Tina Shaygan, September 4 2017 — Thousands took to downtown Calgary on Sept. 3 to take part in the 27th annual Calgary Pride Parade. Among those marching were politicians, non-profit organizations and members of the University of Calgary community, including U of C president Elizabeth Cannon. Cannon said that the university’s growing participation in Pride…

Frosh 2017: Diversity Services

By Tina Shaygan The Q Centre The SU Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, better known at the Q Centre, is located on the main floor of MacHall and offers community and peer support, volunteer opportunities as well as other programs and events for the LGTBQ community on campus and in Calgary. The Q Centre also…

The University of Calgary’s LGBTQ History

By Jason Herring, August 29 2017 — Photos by Mariah Wilson. Archive photos provided by Calgary Gay History Project Calgary has a complicated history with the LGBTQ community and the University of Calgary is front and centre in much of that history. When the school opened in 1966, homosexuality was illegal in Canada. Even for decades…

Letter to the Editor: Police marching in Pride promotes acceptance

Re:Pride is for people, not institutions like the police I read with interest your article in the March 2 edition of The Gauntlet “Pride is for people, not institutions like the police.” While I appreciate your concerns, I thought I’d let you know the history of the CPS marching in the Pride Parade. I worked…

Pride is for people, not institutions like the police

By Melanie Woods, February 28 2017 — At its annual general meeting in January, Toronto Pride agreed to demands from Black Lives Matter to ban police floats from the annual event. In recent months, the Vancouver Pride Society has also faced petitions both for and against police participation in its annual parade. These are just…

Gender Bender moved off-campus after SU policy change

By Melanie Woods, January 20 2016 — After over a decade of celebrating drag on the University of Calgary campus, student club Queers on Campus’ annual Gender Bender cabaret will move from the Den to an off campus location for 2017. The move follows a change in Students’ Union policy. Previously, clubs looking to host…

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