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.
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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