The Hub Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

Athabasca University (AU) is proud to celebrate Pride Month and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities

Pride Month is an important reminder of the decades-long efforts to seek equality and justice for all people, regardless of gender expression, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Throughout the month of June, AU will celebrate the stories, experiences, and perspectives of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people. We will also share helpful resources to learn more about the significance of pride and how to be allies.

By telling the stories of 2SLGBTQIA+ and other marginalized peoples, we make their voices heard and contribute to making the world better and more equal.

PowerED™ by Athabasca University’s micro-course, Embracing Allyship and Inclusion, teaches learners to identify opportunities to prevent, counter, or interrupt moments of discrimination. Being an ally means moving from a neutral role to an active role.

How to promote allyship at work

What happens when an entire work team completes allyship training as a group? Employees and leaders with D2L share how their work culture changed for the better.

6 ways to support the trans community

AU counsellor Kelly Gordon shares resources and advice on how to be an ally to transgender people.

Why sharing pronouns at work is important

Whether in a meeting or an email signature, learn how a small act like sharing pronouns with colleagues can send a strong signal of respect and inclusion.

How gender-creative parenting supports child gender health

Master of Counselling student Skyler Todd’s award-winning graduate thesis explores the topic of gender-creative parenting and how to support children’s gender health and reduce stigma or expectations around gender norms. Todd won AU’s 2023 3MT competition and they are about to graduate with the rest of the class of 2024.

Counselling grad continues to break barriers, helping trans and racialized communities

Mateo Huezo was the first openly trans person to complete AU’s Master of Counselling program. He shares insight into his work treating minority stress in Alberta and supporting with queer, trans, and racialized folks.

Pride resources

Check out pride events

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  • June 1, 2024
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