Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month at York University

York University is considered a leading Canadian post-secondary institution that values diversity and inclusivity. With a long history of research, student engagement, and inclusive initiatives around the 2SLGBTQIAP community, the University is proud to celebrate our diverse community during Pride Month by highlighting our research, events, and services on our campuses. 

You can also join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #YUPrideMonth!


    • Sheila Cavanagh, Associate Professor of Sociology - and former Sexuality Studies Coordinator at York University. Her research is in the area of gender and sexuality with a concentration on queer, cultural, and psychoanalytic theories. Cavanagh recently co-edited a collection with Angela Failler and Rachel A. J. Hurst titled Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis (2013) published by Palgrave Macmillan. Her first sole-authored book titled Sexing the Teacher: School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies (UBC, 2007) was given honorable mention by the Canadian Women’s Studies Association.
    • Stephen Gaetz, Professor - Research on the minimal support available and lack of specialized housing initiatives that meet the needs of LGBTQ2S youth in Canada.
    • Jen Gilbert, Associate Professor  - SSHRC researcher on what teachers face as they think and talk about LGBTQ issues in and out of the classroom. Some publications include: Naming new realities: supporting trans youth in education; Intimate Possibilities: The Beyond Bullying Project and Stories of LGBTQ Sexuality and Gender in U.S. Schools; and The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development: Childhood and Adolescence.  
    • Terry Goldie, Professor - Goldie is author of Queersexlife: Autobiographical Notes on Sexuality, Gender and Identity (Arsenal Pulp 2008), Pink Snow: Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction (Broadview 2003), and Fear and Temptation: The Image of the Indigene in Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Literatures (McGill-Queen's 1989), editor of In a Queer Country: Gay and Lesbian Studies in the Canadian Context (ArsenalPulp 2001) and co-editor, with Daniel David Moses, of An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English (third edition: Oxford 2005).
    • Nick Mulé, Associate Professor – Research interests on advocacy, social inclusion/exclusion of gender and sexually diverse populations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit, genderqueer, intersex, queer, questioning – LGBTQ)
    • Nancy Nicol, Associate Professor  – Is a documentary filmmaker and activist. She has donated her documentary collection to the CLG Archives, the world’s largest independent LGBTQ archives. Her contribution, which documents the history of queer communities in Canada, will provide vital materials for students & researchers. Nicol also co-directed and edited And Still We Rise, a moving documentary on resistance to the Anti-Homosexual Act (AHA) in Uganda.


  • June 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - Flag Drop - York University Commons
  • June 18, 2018 @11:00 am - Positive Space Training - Kaneff Tower 
  • June 19, 2018 @ 4.30 pm - YFS Summer Jam Pride BBQ - Catalpa Court 
  • June 20, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - Pride Reception - Vari Hall
  • June 21, 2018 @ 12 pm - Pride Banner & Float Decorating - Vari Hall 
  • June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Just Me and Allah: Samra Habib Artist Talk & Round Table Discussion - TBC
  • June 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Trans Pride Rally and March - Church St at Hayden St, Toronto
  • June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Pride Community StreetFair - Church Street, Toronto
  • June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - Dyke March - Church St at Hayden St, Toronto
  • June 24, 2018 @ 9 am - Pride Parade - Yonge Street from Bloor to Dundas Square, Toronto

For more info on Pride 2018 events or to register visit the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion events page.


For services and other information, learn more at the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion website.