Display Your Pride 2020

On Thursday, June 18th, 2020 all three campuses of U of T will be celebrating Pride Month with the annual #DisplayYourPride event! Staff, students, alumni and faculty are all invited to join in on the fun. Show off your creative flair and fabulous colours by decorating your office or student space in support of Pride! There are no limitations  – show us what YOUR pride looks like. Ways to get involved can be anything from decorating your door, to dressing up, to creating a piece of artwork, to putting up colourful balloons or painting your face – anything goes!

We are thrilled to be participating in this event for the 6th year alongside Ryerson U, OCAD U, York U, and Humber College! Let’s celebrate our PRIDE, build awareness and create safer, more LGBTQ-affirming spaces on all our campuses.

On June 18, post your photos using the #DisplayYourPride and #UofT hashtags, as well as your campus’ hashtag (#UTSC or #UTM). Follow #DisplayYourPride of TwitterInstagram and Facebook! 

Don’t have a Twitter/Instagram/Facebook account or prefer to not use your own account for safety or other reasons? Just send your photo to sgdo@utoronto.ca with your details and they’ll tweet it for you!

Show your pride by using the Display Your Pride Zoom/Teams background in meetings: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ex63_K5WM5jzhgBJMdXOxEEqNURkDRHD

Happy Pride!

Intersectionality

Join us as we celebrate Pride this year by decorating your spaces in the spirit of Pride and sharing photos using the #DisplayYourPride and #UofT hashtags!This year, we invite participants to incorporate the theme of Intersectionality in their displays. As you plan your display, some items to consider:

  • How can my display help increase awareness of intersectionality within LGBTQ+ communities, for example LGBTQ+ people who also identify as indigenous, black, people of colour, people with disabilities, and/or people of faith? 
  • How can my display can reflect current LGBTQ+ issues, important figures, and change-makers advocating for greater inclusion?

Some actions or steps might include:

  • Exploring how your department or campus community can engage in education about intersectional LGBTQ+ identities
  • Exploring how your department or campus community can engage in education about intersectional LGBTQ+ identities
  • Learning about the More Colour, More Pride flag: https://sgdo.utoronto.ca/programs/pride/ (under FAQs near the bottom of the page)

Display Your Pride at Home

Display Your Pride is usually a day when post-secondary institutions across the GTA become covered in vibrant rainbows. Just because COVID19 is keeping us at home this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t display our pride!  

If you want to buy decorations, we encourage you to think about what intersectionality, this year’s theme, means in terms of your purchases for Display Your Pride. Try to avoid purchasing from large businesses and instead support local independently-owned businesses, especially businesses owned by folks who experience marginalization. Or, you don’t need to buy anything at all! You can display your pride with things you have around the home. Here are some ideas to get you started. 

1. Whether you have kids or just want a form of screen-free relaxation, queer colouring is a great way to display your pride.

2. If COVID19 has brought you into a space where you need to display your pride privately, or if you just want to spice up your household chores, try doing your laundry with pride.

3. Warm weather is here, including all the local produce that it brings. You can put together a meal featuring all the colours of the rainbow and use local produce when available.

#DisplayYourPride Details

For more information on U of T Virtual Pride-related events, please visit the U of T Pride Calendar.