June is Pride Month worldwide, a month to celebrate the rights of all LGBTQ2SIA+ people. A month originating in protests for the rights of LGBTQ2SIA+, we are reminded that we must stand up to unjust laws and institutions that seek to prohibit and restrict the lives and identities of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. The rights of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community are threatened and questioned today all over the world, and Pride Month is a time to remember how important it is to stand up and fight for one another. Pride Month is rooted in protest, and we must remember that to ensure that all people feel safe being who they are, we have to be willing to stand up for one another across individuals and institutions alike. While June is Pride Month, pride is something needed year around. Pride is not something that ends, and we all must take steps to support and empower the LGBTQ2SIA+ community to be their authentic selves.
The CTRC has gathered some resources to assist you in supporting the LGBTQ2SIA+ people around you.
Speak Truth To Power Canada is an organization that supplies lesson plans for teachers targeted at specific grade levels about various topics related to human rights, including gender and sexual diversity.
Egale is a nationwide advocacy group that offers news, resources, and workshops on the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. Eagle is currently running a campaign titled Pride Unraveled, a campaign to bring to light the protests and attacks against the rights of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community in Canada.
The Canadian Pride Historical Society offers lesson plans for educators appropriate for grades K-12. These lesson plans include videos, books, and field trip ideas, among other resources.
Gender Diversity is an organization committed to offering resources about gender diversity and trans-inclusive practices within the workplace, and schools, as well as general information for all ages.
OUTSaskatoon has publicly available free resources on the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, with specific resources for children, adults, professionals, and caregivers.
URPride is an LGBTQ2SIA+ organization in Regina that offers LGBTQ2SIA+ programming, workshops, training, and resources in Regina.
This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman
When Aidan Became A Brother by Kyle Lukoff
Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution by Rob Sanders
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