Positive Space is excited to participate in this year’s Pink Shirt Day, which will take place on February 28, 2018. We hope to raise awareness and start conversations to help combat homophobia and transphobia and create positive, inclusive spaces at the University of Toronto.
Positive Space will be hosting an event to commemorate Pink Shirt Day 2018: our 5-Buck Lunch! Hosted in collaboration with Hart House, this event is an opportunity for U of T students to enjoy a delicious $5 lunch ($7 for staff and faculty), participate in Pink Shirt Day, and get to know more about Positive Space and other LGBTQ-friendly campus resources. There will be a photo booth available for attendees to take fun pictures and display their pride. Bring your friends and tell us what Pink Shirt Day means to you with the hashtag #IWearPinkBecause!
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (note: this is the day before Pink Shirt Day)
Where: Hart House, Great Hall
What is Pink Shirt Day?
Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, is an annual day to take a stand against homophobic and transphobic bullying and discrimination. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are more likely to experience bullying and harassment because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about anti-LGBTQ bullying and spread the message that it is never okay to bully or harass someone because of who they are.
What is Positive Space?
The Positive Space Campaign is organized by a committee of volunteers who work to create awareness of LGBTQ communities and issues at the University of Toronto. The Positive Space Committee hosts events, conducts educational initiatives, and shares information about LGBTQ-related events and resources with all members of the campus community.
• Challenge discrimination based on sexual and gender diversity
• Help to build a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus community
• Increase visibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, staff, and faculty
• Promote equity, inclusion, and intersectional understandings of identity
• Foster pride, belonging, and community at the University of Toronto