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Pride Week

UVic Pride Week celebrates the LGBTQ2SIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Two-spirit, Intersex, Asexual, and more) members of the UVic and broader community.

a piece of pride cake

Pride has always been about both celebrating visibility and joining together in a struggle for justice. The need for justice continues – LGBTQ2SIA+ people are still more likely to face discrimination, violence, homelessness and marginalization.

Check out the Pride Week events and learning opportunities, and take time to reflect on how we can make our campus more welcoming for everyone.

UVic Pride Week (March 14-18)

The University of Victoria Pride Collective (UVic Pride), the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), the Gender Empowerment Centre (GEM) and the UVic Students’ Society (UVSS) present Proud to be Me, a week of Pride celebrations.

Join us for community building programs, workshops, art exhibits and drag performances. Whether you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Two-spirit, Intersex, Asexual, Plus (LGBTQ2SIA+) or as an ally, there’s something for everyone!

Monday, March 14

Trans-protagonism gallery

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Michele Pujol Room, SUB

Stop by and enjoy some tasty dal and check out art, vendors, poetry, wares and performances by UVic’s local LGBTQ2SIA+ community!

Friday, March 18

Queer open mic night

6 p.m.
Vertigo, SUB

Are you a fan of live music? Poetry? Or do you just want to celebrate some amazing queer performers?

Mark your calendar and join us for an amazing night of live performances. Everyone is welcome.

Trans Day of Visibility

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). This annual day is an opportunity to celebrate Trans+ and nonbinary people—on campus and off.

Special preview: Framing Agnes

UVic is hosting a special preview of Gender Studies professor Chase Joynt’s film Framing Agnes for the university community and select guests. Help us celebrate our colleague’s success on the international stage. Join Director Chase Joynt for a Q&A after both screenings.

Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.
Cinecenta (tickets available at the Cinecenta box office)

About Framing Agnes:  UVic Gender Studies professor Chase Joynt and a cast of trans actors turn a mid-century talk show inside out. They confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access to the gender affirming care she needs.