June is Pride Month 2021 at the TDSB! It’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity and raise awareness among all staff and students about the rich culture and history of our 2SLGBTQ community. TDSB school communities are encouraged to hold intentional sessions with their students about issues related to 2SLGBTQ+ communities as well as the impact of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia on TDSB students, staff and community members.
Here are some of the things we’re doing in TDSB to recognize Pride Month 2021:
- Following the name change approval at Board last night LGBTQ2S will now be referenced as 2SLGBTQ as we move forward we honour the knowledge of the two spirit, Indigenous and the work of communities to decolonize settlers
- Two Spirit Indigiqueer Pride June 16-22, 2021
- Sharing curriculum resources with all schools: please visit Gender Based Violence Prevention and the TDSB Urban Indigenous Education Centre to learn more about how to respectfully and intentionally honour 2-Spirit identities and how to best cultivate transformative, healthy and equitable learning spaces at their school in solidarity with Indigenous sovereignty movements.
- Virtual raising the Pride flag at 5050 Yonge (Details to follow)
- Participating in the city’s Virtual Toronto PRIDE 2021 Parade on Sunday, June 27– Everyone is welcome!
- Please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/pride to learn more about these activities and find out how you can get involved.
Follow and join in the conversation on Twitter, #PrideTDSB, and share the attached poster with your community.
For additional support and resources for LGBT2Q+ youth needing a safer space, community, flexibility, and/or a curriculum that reflects who they are, and are disengaged please connect with The Triangle Program.