One proactive way to address and reduce homophobia and transphobia is to raise awareness around sexual and gender diversity through the Positive Space campaign. The University of Toronto Positive Space Campaign was launched in 1996 by a small group of dedicated individuals who came together with the goal of creating visibility across the three campuses for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty. Originally hand-crafted, the now familiar rainbow triangle has become a symbol widely recognized to represent a commitment to creating more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ people. The last 20 years have seen the growth and success of this campaign across all three campuses of U of T. More people are engaging in dialogue and action to support Positive Space, but there is still more to be done.
Show your support by taking part in the Positive Space Campaign!
Download or request Positive Space Posters & Stickers.
Download the Positive Space Button to link your website to the U of T Positive Space Campaign.
Change cannot come from policy alone, but also comes from people acting together to ensure that all are welcome and respected. Let’s work together to build more positive, more LGBTTIQQ2S-affirming spaces!