The 9th Annual TRUSU Pride Parade has been transformed into a digital celebration of the queer history of pride that started with the 1969 Stonewall riots, a space to celebrate accomplishments and progress for LGBTQ+ rights since that time, and to publicly claim Thompson Rivers University as a safe space to study, work, and live no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity.
Pride cannot be cancelled. It’s not just a parade, it’s a movement for justice and a feeling of belonging. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how vital the connection and community that Pride brings to LGBTQ+ folks is. Isolation and economic insecurity from the pandemic has disproportionally harmed marginalized communities, including our LGBTQ+ community. The TRUSU Equity Committee’s mission to ensure that LGBTQ+ people at TRU are not invisibilized and forgotten, particularly black, brown, Indigenous, and other Queer people of colour is more important this year than ever.
Our Pride @Home digital showcase will celebrate TRU’s progress towards full equity for LGBTQ+ people and show our campus community commitment to improving that respect and inclusion moving forward. We will curate community submissions of photos, videos, art, writing, and other contributions celebrating Pride over the coming weeks to present in October.
You’re invited to join our Pride @Home showcase! Post your contribution on social media using #myTRUPride and tagging @trusu15 or upload it to this online form to be a part of the digital showcase before Friday, October 9th!
For more information contact:
Vice President Equity
About the Equity Committee
The TRUSU Equity Committee is a group of eight elected and appointed students who work to raise awareness about the systemic oppression of marginalized groups in society, and to challenge that oppression on campus.