Tagged Q Centre

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…

Sex Week 2017 is coming to the University of Calgary

By Claudia Wong, January 31 2017 — It’s that time of year where a giant penis and vulva roam MacHall — Sex Week! From Feb. 6–10, the University of Calgary’s annual Sex Week will feature workshops, events and discussions surrounding sexuality. Now in its sixth year, the event is a collaboration between the Women’s Resource…

Letter to the editor: a call to action

We are currently living in a period of history that one may call frightening, if not downright terrifying. In that vein, I would like to submit for your perusal this poem from George Orwell’s book 1984: “Under the spreading Chestnut tree/I sold you, and you sold me/There they lie, and there lies we/Under the spreading…

Should we debate hateful perspectives?

By Melanie Woods, November 1 2016 — A few weeks ago, the Christian Truth Activists (CTA) — a homophobic, transphobic and graphic anti-abortion group- — caused a stir at the University of Calgary when they booked a table in front of the Students’ Union Q Centre. A few weeks before that, over 40 graphic anti-Muslim posters…

Q Centre holds community meeting after CTA incident

By Melanie Woods, October 25 2016 — After turmoil following the booking of an anti-LGBTQ group at a MacHall table and the Students’ Union’s response, an advisory group may be coming to the SU Q Centre. Dozens of University of Calgary students, staff and other members and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered at the…

Wrap your willy before you get silly

By Lady Marmalade, October 25 2016 — It’s a tale as old as time — no matter what sexual activity you’re planning on engaging in — be safe. Whether you’re wearing a condom, using a dental dam or you’re on the pill, the patch or ring, there are literally endless contraceptive opportunities for people having…

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