U of T Pride Pub Celebrates World Pride
Friday June 20th, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m., Hart House Quad
The University of Toronto kicks off World Pride in Toronto with an
expanded program for its annual U of T Pride Pub. This year’s event
brings together students, staff, faculty, alumna and community members
to make new connections and celebrate our long and proud history of
LGBTQ involvement at U of T.
Beginning at 4 p.m. on June 20th, the U of T Pride Pub will see the
return of the popular Community Fair, featuring notable LGBTQ community
leaders and organizations. Hart House will have the BBQ flaming with a
delicious menu throughout the event.na and community members to make new
connections and celebrate our long and proud history of LGBTQ
involvement at U of T.
For those looking to start Pride on the dance floor, DJ Cosmic Cat
and DJ Craig Dominic will hit the stage at 8:00 pm and will keep the
music going until long after the stars come out. This year’s event will
feature a special performance from the Spectrum Project that will
include homage to dance forms that found a home in the queer community.
Global LGBTQ Human Rights: In Conversation
A Special U of T Pride Pub Pre-event
Friday June 20th, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hart House East Common Room
In recognition of U of T hosting the World Pride Human Rights
Conference 2014, the U of T Pride Pub will present a special pre-event
featuring conference highlights for the U of T community.
Starting at 3:00 pm, the pre-event “Global LGBTQ Human Rights: In
Conversation” will feature Brenda Cossman, Director of the Mark S.
Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and Conference Co-Chair in
conversation with Maurice Tomlinson (Jamaica/Canada), Yahia Zaidi
“We are honoured to welcome the world to the UniversityPresident Meric Gertler and Professor Angela Hildyard,
of Toronto for a global dialogue about LGBTQ human rights at the World
Pride Human Rights Conference 2014. The U of T Pride Pub is the perfect
place to preview some of the issues we’ll be exploring at the
conference, including how Canadians can be effective allies in the
larger global movement, “said Brenda Cossman.
Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, will provide welcoming
addresses and reflect on the importance of this historic conference
being held at U of T. All members of the U of T community are encouraged
to attend. Registration is required for this event. Please register early.