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Topics: Sexual diversity rights

Events

Celebrating Pride:­ Kendall Gender presents KENAISSANCE

May 24, 2024, doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $20

Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

A glamourous drag queen with long blonde hair and dramatic makeup is wearing a bejeweled red bikini top with long silver fringe. With their right hand to their head, a tattoo is revealed on the inner arm that reads “life is blind.”

Beyond the Rainbow Storytime

May 26, 2024 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free event; registration appreciated

Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation, Level 3

A table with a black tablecloth and colourful books relating to 2SLGBTQI+

Beyond the Rainbow Brunch 

May 26, 2024 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: SOLD OUT

Location: Boreal Bistro, Level 1

A person is sitting at a table with a glass of orange juice and a plate of eggs benedict and hash browns.

Exhibitions

Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

October 2019 to March 2025

The journey of two girls from Uganda who were abducted and held captive for years by a rebel group. Later, they discovered the power of using their voices to seek justice for women who survived captivity with the LRA.

A group of young women and girls in their teens stand together on the front porch of a building. Most are dressed in white blouses and blue skirts, with two girls also wearing blue sweaters. To the right, a doorway reveals a roomful of students sitting at wooden desks and writing on notepads.

Stories

What Is Two‐Spirit? Part One: Origins

By Scott de Groot

Discover the history and meaning of Two‐Spirit. The term speaks to community self‐determination, rejects colonial gender norms and celebrates Indigenous sexual and gender diversity.

Multicoloured people, birds and other animals walk up a red hill in the centre of the image, approaching from the left and right, looking towards a large birdlike figure within an arch. Stylized trees and plants grow upwards and fill much of the yellow sky. A bear descends from the top left edge and large birds fly in from the top right corner. Within the red area of the hill are a profusion of blue and green turtles, snakes, birds and other animal forms. An archlike shape below contains other creatures.

Claiming our rights as a transgender family

By Rowan Jetté Knox

Names and pronouns may change but love stays constant.

A smiling family of six in a living room.

Voices of women and girls in war

By Isabelle Masson

Grace and Evelyn were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda when they were just girls. They managed to find their way back to freedom but have faced many new struggles since they returned home.

A woman is holding a baby, while four men in army fatigues stand beside and behind her. They are all standing in front of a forest, posed for the camera.

Rohingya women call for justice

By Paula Kelly

A group of Rohingya women and men carry young children and belongings as they walk in a line over an earthen dike over a stretch of water.

Five women all Canadians should know

By Matthew McRae

The year 2016 marks a century since women in Canada first got the right to vote and so it seems like a fine time to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women.

 Six red dresses are suspended in air on hangers in front of a backdrop. The backdrop features an image of a birch wood forest with more red dresses hanging in it.

Exploring women’s rights and gender equality

By Chloe Rew

If I were alive in Canada before 1929, I would not have been considered a person. “Persons” under the British North America Act referred only to men.

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