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Pride 2021

This June we celebrate our 2SLGBTQ+ community. Saskatoon Pride will be from June 12 to 19, and the library is sponsoring a session during the Spark Your Pride event. “Two Spirit Voices” featuring Melody Wood and Raven Sinclair, will take place June 15 at 10:30 am. You can register to attend this or any other event through Saskatoon Pride’s registration system.

June is For Pride

June is when we don our rainbows, wave our flags, march in fun parades, and celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It is also important to remember why we take this month to encourage pride in a community that has been (and remains) marginalized, villainized, and criminalized. Pride is a time for reflection, remembering and promoting the equality of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

The history behind this month is rich in activism, inclusivity and fighting for human rights. Craig Rodwell, Frank Kameny, Martha P. Johnson, Ellen Broidy, are just a few of the people, and The Philadelphia’s Annual Reminders (1965-1969), the Stonewall Riots/Rebellion (June 28, 1969), and the Christopher Street Liberation Day (held in memory of Stonewall), are just a few of the events from 2SLGBTQ+  history that have led the community to claim the month of June as a time to demand change, recognition, and equality.

Understanding its history, purpose, and value; it is with great joy that the University Library wishes you a Happy Pride!

Saskatoon Pride will be from June 12 to 19, and the library is sponsoring a session during the Spark Your Pride Event. “Two Spirit Voices” featuring Melody Wood and Raven Sinclair, will take place June 15 at 10:30 am. You can register to attend this or any other event through the Saskatoon Pride’s registration system.

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Pride and 2SLGBTQ+ subjects shouldn’t just be celebrated one month out of the year. Check out these great resources for more information!

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