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Pride flag to fly on campus

Flag to welcome Queen's community back to campus following parade weekend.

This time last year, Historica Canada debuted a new Heritage Minute focused on LGBTQ+ history in Canada. Queen’s researcher, Steven Maynard – a social historian specializing in the history of sexuality – worked with Historica Canada for over a year to help accurately and respectfully develop the piece. Read more about that project and watch the heritage minute now.

The Pride flag will fly on campus on Monday, June 17, in solidarity and celebration with the LGBTQ+ community across Queen’s, Kingston, Canada, and the globe.

“Queen’s is a community that welcomes and celebrates sexual and gender diversity, and strives for an equitable and inclusive future,” says Stephanie Simpson, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion). “I want to wish our campus community a happy Pride ahead of this weekend’s festivities in Kingston, and encourage faculty, staff, and students to explore the variety of programs and groups here on campus working to bring us all closer together.”

The Inclusive Queen’s website brings together information on a variety of initiatives aimed at building a campus environment in which everyone feels engaged, respected, and safe – including resources working to positively advance inclusivity and equity as they relate to gender and sexuality.

Among those resources are the Positive Space Program, counselling services for LGBTQ+ students, the Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP), and the soon-to-re-launch Queen’s University Association for Queer Employees (QUAQE).