Durham College celebrates Pride Month

Durham College (DC) is proud to recognize and promote Pride Month in June, an opportunity to celebrate its two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+) community members and promote acceptance, solidarity and inclusion among individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

“I am proud of the respectful and welcoming community we have fostered at DC,” says Dr. Elaine Popp, President, Durham College. “As we continue to focus on being an equity-driven college, we are uniquely positioned to emphasize equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging for our employees as we prepare students to become leaders and contributing members of our community.”

As a visual demonstration of its commitment to providing a respectful and welcoming community for everyone, the college has raised the Progress Pride Intersex Inclusive Flag at its Oshawa and Whitby campuses.

Pride Month also serves as a reminder of the struggles and losses experienced by members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community. This emphasizes the ongoing need to end biphobia, transphobia, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination and harassment, a responsibility for all to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging on campus.

Everyone has a place at DC, and the college community is encouraged to be an ally throughout the year so everyone feels supported and welcomed. Explore activities on the Durham Region Event Calendar and Pride Durham Event Calendar​ to discover ways to get involved. And to support continued learning, understanding and empathy for others, the DC Library has curated a collection of Pride Month resources.