2023 Pride Month Celebrations at AUSU
AUSU is celebrating 2023 Pride Month in June with three (3) fantastic events – find full details below! Check out the AUSU Pride Collection on Eventbrite and RSVP to any or all of these free events.
Our Pride events are open to all 2SLGBTQIA+ folx and allies from the AU undergraduate community. They are hosted and facilitated by individuals who are queer or queer allies and who can’t wait to meet you! If there are accommodations we can provide to enhance your event experience, please email Jodi Campbell at email@example.com.
Come meet Chris Kennedy (he/him) from Fierté Canada Pride, the national association of Canadian Pride organizations!
Fierté Canada Pride (FCP)
Fierté Canada Pride is the national association of Pride organizations across Turtle Island (Canada), run by volunteers. Their main goal is to promote gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and two-spirited Prides on a national level.
Their mission is to strengthen Pride organizations and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities by elevating equity-denied and global majority peoples, practicing reconciliation in action, collaborating intentionally, building capacity, and advocating for systemic change.
Chris Kennedy (he/him) is the Board Communications Director for FCP and identifies as polyamorous. He has been a Board Member since 2021. Chris is also a Director at Large of the Vancouver Pride Society, currently in the 2nd year of his term. He is known for his open, honest, and succinct communication skills, as well as his passion for body- and sex- positivity for and within the queer community.
Visit the event page to learn more and to read Chris’ full bio.
Do you have a troll doll collection and nowhere to take them? Enjoy a good old-fashioned dirty pun? Does the number 69 make you yell WOO? Well, then Drag Bingo is the sport for you!!From PartyQueens.ca
This special AUSUnights, it’s Drag Queen Bingo with the Party Queens! Captivating performances, interactive bingo, and hosts to keep the party going – Party Queens Virtual Drag Bingo will leave you entertained, amazed, and smiling from ear to ear as you celebrate Queer joy!
About the Talented Hosts
A fierce trans queen with a heart of gold, Felicia Bonée is an outspoken activist and regular on the Alberta drag circuit. Appearing on season 1 of OutTV’s Call Me Mother, Felicia is here to turn the party! Can I get a “Hi Felicia!”?
Mis-Ter Risqué is here to bring the drag king edge as only he can. Doing drag for only 3 years, and has already hit milestones like opening for Canada’s Drag Race S2 Tour and hosting and producing shows locally. Though he may be small, with his seductive moves and charming smile, he will be sure to win you over.
Be inspired by the mission and work of the Rainbow Railroad, with Brittany Skerritt (she/they) presenting!
Rainbow Railroad is a global not-for-profit organization that helps 2SLGBTQIA+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. In a time when there are more displaced people than ever before, 2SLGBTQIA+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia. These factors either displace them in their own country or prevent them from escaping harm.
As a result of Rainbow Railroad, more 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals will be able to access lives free from persecution. Since its founding in 2006, the organization has helped more than 7,500 individuals find safety through emergency relocation and other forms of assistance. Their story has received international media attention, including a feature on CBS 60 Minutes.
Visit https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/ for more information.
You can find details about all our upcoming AUSU events on our Eventbrite page or the Events Calendar on our website. Looking for 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride content now?
2SLGBTQIA+ Support and Resources
2SLGBTQIA+ Coalition Discord Server
The 2SLGBTQIA+ Coalition Discord Server celebrates sexual and gender diversity at AU. It is a safe space for Pride community members to find support, make friends, and chat. Respectful allies and friends are also welcome.
Please read the Discord community guidelines carefully and know the platform is moderated to maintain a safe space free from harassment, discrimination, slurs, doxxing, spamming, or illicit behaviour. We can’t wait to meet you!
Read the AUSU 2SLGBTQIA+ Policies
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