LGBTQ+

Largest Kingston Pride festival held since start of pandemic

Kingston Pride had a “normal” Pride festival this June after facing COVID-19 restrictions for the past two years.Continue...

Queen’s association works to create safe space for queer staff

Queen’s University Association for Queer Employees (QUAQE) works to create a space for employees to be themselves in their workplace. Alexandra Pederson, QUAQE co-founder, said the association has two goals: to advocate and to create a network for queer Queen’s employees.Continue...

Learning to accept my sexuality

As a young girl, I found women beautiful.Continue...

How to be an ally every day, not just in June

Being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community is so much more than changing your profile picture to the rainbow flag.

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3 BIPOC-lead and queer-inclusive shows to binge this summer

With every corner of the internet saturated with new media, it’s hard to parse through it all and find fun, quality shows that promote diverse perspectives.Continue...

Celebrities and Pride Month: the influence of social media

In honour of Pride Month, many celebrities took to social media to celebrate.

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Gatekeeping in the trans community is baseless and harmful

The internet allows the LGBTQ+ community to connect more easily than ever before—but not all spaces are as safe as they may seem.Continue...

PSAC Local offers gender-affirming support bursary

The Public Service Alliance of Canada 901 (PSAC) is now offering a Gender Affirming Support Bursary to trans, non-binary, and two-spirit members.Continue...

The evolution of drag in Kingston

Tyfannie Morgan, ArtSci ’03, moved to Kingston in September 1999 to go to Queen’s and was immediately entranced with the local drag community. By March 2000, she had gotten dressed up and performed her first drag show.Continue...