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Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Students at AU

Celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride with AUSU

2021 October Pride

From October 25-29, AUSU celebrates October Pride Week! Why Pride in October? Well, we enjoyed such a successful Pride Month in June, we decided to do it again! We have some fantastic events lined up, including a keynote address on October 25 by author Joshua Whitehead, a presentation on October 29 by AU Faculty member Dr Tobias Wiggins, and a Pride-themed takeover of AUSUnights. Also, look for a Pride Executive Blog from Vice President Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek, community highlights, a Pride AUSU Open Mic Podcast, fantastic contests, and more!

Joshua Whitehead (he/him) Biography

Dr Tobias Wiggins (he/him) Biography

Play Pride Trivia!

Join AUSU on October 28 at 5:00 pm MT for a special AUSUnights Pride Edition! It’s a great opportunity to connect with fellow students through Zoom, play some 2SLGBTQIA+ history and music trivia, and get a chance to win prizes and swag from your AU Students’ Union! RSVP to [email protected] for a link to the meeting room!

Win Prizes

Participate and win one of many prizes from your AU Students’ Union!

Follow us on social for your chance to comment and win 1 of 2 prize packs which include a copy of award-wining author Joshua Whitehead’s novel, Johnny Appleseed, a Progress Pride sticker, and an AUSU swag pack. We are @austudentsunion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Then join us October 28 at 5:00 pm MT for AUSUnights Pride Edition for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packs which include a copy of award-wining author Joshua Whitehead’s novel, Johnny Appleseed, a $50 e-gift card to 2SLGBTQIA+-owned The Quiltbag, a Progress Pride sticker, and an AUSU swag pack. Remember to RSVP to [email protected] for a link to the meeting room!

2021 June Pride

We kicked off summer with a week of recognition and celebration including a Pride Executive Blog, community highlights, a Pride-themed AUSU Open Mic Podcast, and more! We asked what 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride means you by tagging us in a post, comment, picture, artwork, or video, and the response was amazing. Thank you for joining us for the 2021 June Pride!

What Pride Means To You

Join the 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!

Come to a 2SLGBTQIA+ Virtual Student Social

Drop by 2SLGBTQIA+ Student Social and spend time with other AU students from the Pride community! It’s a great opportunity to connect through Zoom, play some fun games, and win prizes and swag from your AU Students’ Union!

Hosted by Vice President Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek (she/they), chat about all things AU, your experiences as a queer student, and so much more.

Upcoming dates will be listed on the AUSU Events page and advertised on social media. Email Natalia at [email protected] for the Zoom link!

Please note: this space is for 2SLGBTQIA+ AU students. We encourage respectful allies to join our Coalition Discord Server to engage with and support the AU Pride community.

Read the AUSU 2SLGBTQIA+ Policies

Policy 2.20Equitable Access & Inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ StudentsView File
Policy 9.30Equitable Access & Inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ StudentsView File

Access 2SLGBTQIA+ Resources

General Resources
Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Island

AUSU welcomes questions and suggestions regarding 2SLGBTQIA+ content and resources by emailing [email protected].