RyePRIDE Celebrates World Pride 2014

RyePRIDE presents
Celebrating World Pride at Ryerson
June 23 – June 29, 2014


Celebrate your pride globally! Queer and trans folks exist, celebrate and struggle in different ways around the globe. World Pride is about centralizing all our voices, histories and identities. Whether it’s through story-telling, artistic expression, workshops, marches, or great socials, join us for a week to remember.

Monday, June 23
Flag Raising: 55 Gould Street, 12pm
Street Fair: Gould & Victoria Street, 1pm-4pm
Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/mla2oel
Ryerson’s kickoff Pride Week event! The Pride flag will be raised in front of the Student Centre, featuring speeches from the Ryerson locals. Local queer Toronto artists will be showing their work amongst student-geared booths and activities filling up Gould Street.

Tuesday, June 24
SCC115, Student Centre
Event page: http://tinyurl.com/oreab6m
Featuring a panel of speakers including Arianna Inurritegui-Lint, Monica Forrester and other trans* activists of colour for a sharing and discussion of experiences within and around the trans* movements happening today. Moderated by Ben Peto.

Wednesday, June 25
BBQ: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Dancing Under the Stars: 7:30pm-11pm
Ram in the Rye
Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/k3vumfp
Come out for a BBQ night with food served by the Ram in the Rye, Ryerson’s student-owned and student-run campus pub! Featuring a drag performance by Devine Darlin and prizes for the pride-themed trivia questions. When the sun sets, the party will continue with dancing outdoors on the patio under the stars. Please RSVP for the BBQ at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-pride-bbq-pub-night-tickets-11865143965?ref=estw

Thursday, June 26
Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, 12pm
Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/ngwlqbh
This teach-in panel will feature youth activists sharing their experiences and thoughts on queer organizing and mobilization, hosting discussions with other queer youth interested in learning more about creating safer queer spaces. Featuring Poe Liberado, Zephyr McKenna, Yolen Bollo-Kamara and Rodney Diverlus.

Gould Street Commons, 8pm-11pm
Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/khj5xz3
Join us as the sun sets for screenings of several short films made by local Toronto-based queer and trans filmmakers.

Friday, June 27
Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street,
Meet at Student Centre, 5pm
Leave Student Centre, 6:30pm
Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/nf55rbs
Looking to get to know a few other people before joining in the Trans* Pride March? Come out to Ryerson’s pre-march meet-up to create banners, chat with, and meet a few other interested marchers.

Saturday, June 28
Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street
Tea Party, 10am
Leave Student Centre, 12:30pm
Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/nejt6pu
Looking to get to know a few other people before joining in the Dyke March? Come out to Ryerson’s Dyke Tea Party to have some tea, chat with, and meet a few other interested marchers.
*This event is for self-identified women and trans* people only.

Sunday, June 29
Find our float on Rosedale Valley Rd.*, 12pm
Our Registration Spot: 33G
Free RyePRIDE T-Shirts and Bandanas!
*Call or Text the Equity & Campaigns Organiser at 416-899-2256 if you get lost


Requests should be sent to equity@rsuonline.ca no later than Friday, June 20. All spaces are wheelchair accessible. American Sign Language provided when requested.

All events are free and open to the Ryerson and general community.

Contact us at: ryepride@rsuonline.ca or our Twitter: @RyePRIDE.


This year's Pride festivities organized by: RyePRIDE, the Ryerson Students' Union, the Continuing Education Students' Association at Ryerson, the Community Action Centre at the Student Association of George Brown College, and the Ontario College of Art & Design Students' Union.

These events would not have been possible without the support from the community. A special thanks to the Ryerson University Office of the President, Ryerson University Office of the Vice-Provost Students, Ryerson University Office of the Provost, Positive Space Ryerson, the Ontario University of Art & Design Office of the President, the Ryerson Faculty of Community Services, the Ryerson Faculty of Science, the Ryerson Faculty of Communication, Art & Design, the Ryerson Faculty of Arts, the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, the Chang School of Continuing Education, the Ryerson Department of Chemical Engineering, the Ryerson Department of Mathematics, the Ryerson Faculty Association Equity Committee, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 596, and the EyeOpener.
Contact: RyePride Coordinator
416-979-5255 x 2349

RSVP for Community BBQ

One of RyePRIDE's biggest events during World Pride is our Community BBQ. We will be hosting a FREE BBQ featuring fantastic performances, fun trivia and followed by a dance party under the stars.

Food is limited to the first 150 people. So do not forget to RSVP ON EVENTBRITE to reserve your ticket.

Forget to RSVP, stop by anyways and we'll see what we have!
Contact: RyePride Coordinator
416-979-5255 x 2349


RyePRIDE is an Equity Service Group of the Ryerson Students' Union (RSU). It represents the Queer and Trans* voices of Ryerson University, including but not limited to: gay, lesbian, bisexual, two spirited, trans, intersex, queer and questioning.

RyePRIDE offers education, advocacy and support of queer and trans* people on campus. Our goal is to create a safe and positive campus environment for people of ALL sexual orientations and gender identities. We also have some entertaining and educational events so you can connect with other like-minded queers and allies. Our resources and services are intended to build a healthy and queer-positive Ryerson community. RyePRIDE is proud to be building an inclusive campus since 1977!

RyePRIDE has come a long way in thirty plus  years but there is still a lot of work to be done. Join us as we continue to push forward fighting bigotry, homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism. With the use of education and campaigns we strive daily to create as safe and comfortable campus for queer students.  


RyePRIDE also shows appreciation for students who are making strides towards change with our Annual Christopher Skinner Memorial Bursaries.


The doors of the RyePRIDE office are open, offering a meeting place for queer and trans* people, their friends and allies.


Contact: RyePRIDE
416.979.5255 x 2349