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2021 Pride – Library of Love

The University of Winnipeg is looking forward to celebrating our 2SLGBTQ+ Community! Our theme this year is Library of Love. With this in mind, we are highlighting the stories of 2SLGBTQ+ people. We want to celebrate who we are and what has shaped us into the people we are today! There are complex intersections of lived experience under the rainbow, and we are committed to continuous learning in the areas of racial equity, justice, and Truth and Reconciliation. With that commitment, we have a new progress flag to be raised and we are continuing our commitment to Two-Spirit, Queer People of Colour, and Trans people by showcasing the flags on the sidewalks in front of The University of Winnipeg. Thank you, to Stéphane Dorge, from CoolStreetsWPG and their team for organizing this installation.

We have an amazing panel via Zoom on Friday September 10th from 12:30 – 1:30 pm that addresses our theme of Library of Love! And we have teamed up with Sunshine House to host a Drag Bingo on September 10th from 7-9 pm. The donations will go to the 2SLGBTQ* Student Award for a second-, third-, or fourth-year undergraduate student who is active in community service or demonstrates academic promise in research on topics with particular relevance to the 2SLGBTQ* community. A big thank you to Sunshine House and all the Drag Bingo Team!

As Chair of the Pride Committee, I would like to thank the committee for all their work and time. We like to call this the Pride Fun Committee, or at least I do! We need to continue to un/learn from each other and to strengthen our joy and love for our communities. Have a safe and fabulous start to the school year. Happy 2021 Pride!

Dr. Ruprai,
Chair of the Pride Committee


Greetings. As the President of the UWSA, I want to extend a warm welcome to all 2SLGBTQ+ students both personally and on behalf of my organization. The UWSA is committed to 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion and will advocate on behalf of students so they can succeed and live freely and authentically. We understand that 2SLGBTQ+ students may face distinctive barriers within the institution and we are committed to advocating for greater inclusion, acceptance and safety of unique gender expressions and sexual identities both within the UWSA and the institution as a whole. We will work tirelessly to create an enjoyable and inclusive university experience. Have a great Pride Week!

Kirt Hayer
UWSA President


2021 Events

Pride and Two-Spirit Flag Raising Ceremony  |  Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 am

Join us as we begin our Pride Week by raising the Progress and Two-Spirit flags on the lawn of the University. The ceremony will feature special guests from the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Panel Discussion  |  Friday, September 10 at 12:30 pm

Join us as we welcome leaders from the 2SLGBTQ+ community to share and celebrate their stories; the triumphs and defeats that shaped them, what they have learned from the past, and where we can go from here.

Drag Bingo  |  Friday, September 10 at 7:00 pm

Join us for a VIRTUAL DRAG BINGO with your Sunshine Bunch faves! The event will be live on Facebook and feature fabulous drag performances between each game!


Library of Love – Stories

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Scott De Groot

Scott De Groot

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Chantal Fiola

Amanda Kinden

Amanda Kinden

Reece Malone

Reece Malone

Jason Syvixay

Jason Syvixay

Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor


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Show Your Pride

Print these fun designs to celebrate, add a Pride background for your Zoom calls, and join in the festivities on social media!

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Scholarship and T-Shirt

Buy a UWinnipeg Pride shirt in support of the 2SLGBTTQ+ Scholarship

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Spotify Playlist

Searching for the soundtrack for your celebration?

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Reading List

Books by current and former UWinnipeg 2SLGBTTQ+ faculty

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Drag Bingo

Join us September 10th at 7:00 pm for Virtual Drag Bingo with some of your Sunshine Bunch favourites!

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Resources

Need information? Looking for like minded people? Look no further!


Pride Committee Members

  • Sharanpal Ruprai, chair
  • Thiane Diop
  • Trevor Thomas
  • Susan Ewanika
  • Chris Minaker
  • Christine Payne
  • Stacey Belding
  • Kirt Hayer
  • Tatiana Carnevale
  • Hema Krueger Vyas
  • Helen Cholakis