Pride Week

Pride 2023 wILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 13 - FRIDAY, mARCH 17!

More details coming soon!

Pride Week celebrates the University of Alberta's 2SLGBTQ+ community. The events and celebrations are planned and created alongside students, staff, faculty members, groups, units, organizations, and individuals across U of A campuses. Everyone is welcome and invited to participate - come and join this year's events and celebrate being 2SLGBTQ+ and support your colleagues and friends! 

Our Pride Week community recognizes and embraces the origins of Pride as a political struggle for the rights, safety, and acceptance of 2SLGBTQ+ people, many of whom live at the intersections of multiple forms of marginalization by not only gender and sexuality, but also race, class, disability, neurological experiences, citizenship, age, religion, place of origin, and more. University of Alberta Pride Week is an opportunity to reflect on our campus and ourselves.

2022 Community Art Display

Click the three dots Open the options menu to view in full screen. 

Past Events

Last year, events took place virtually from March 9th - 17th. To view event details, please click on the day and a list will be displayed. Events were free and were held on Zoom and/or Discord. 

Day 5 - Gender Identity Space; Cardio Kickboxing Class; Balle Barre Virtual Class; Drag Race Trivia (Tuesday, March 15th)
Day 6 - Body Positive Yoga; The Intimate Lives of Adults; Labeled/With Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities; Zumba Virtual Class; Lights at High Level Bridge (Wednesday, March 16th)
Day 7 - Queer Identity Space; Two-Spirit Resilience & Resurgence (Cheyenne, E2S); Comedy Night with Cindy Rivers; Creating and Running a GSA; LGBTQ+ History Trivia Night (Thursday, March 17th)
More Activities - Safer Spaces Survey; Decorate a Pride Cookie; Community Art Display; Gift Card Draw (March 9th - 17th)

Frequently Asked Questions

Are events free to attend?

All events are 100% FREE!

Where will events be held?
All events are virtual and will be held on Zoom or Discord. After you register for events, you will receive an email providing you with more information.
How do I register for events?

To register for events, please scroll up and click the button corresponding to the date of the event you'd like to attend. You'll be able to see the registration link on the individual pages.

Can I attend Pride Week even if I'm not out?
Yes. Your identity is valid regardless of whether you are out or not, and we welcome all 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, communities, and allies that are part of the University of Alberta to attend. 
What if I'm having trouble with event registration?
If you are having trouble registering for events, please contact fyrefly@ualberta.ca.

2SLGBTQ+ Community Support

Briteline (Edmonton 2SLGBTQIA+ support line)
1-844-702-7483

Distress Line 
780-482-4357 (HELP)

Trans Lifeline
1-877-330-6366

Canada Suicide Prevention Services
Call 1-833-456-4566 / Text 45645

Kids Help Phone
Call 1-800-668-6868 / Text 686868

Please call 911 if you are in immediate danger. 

The Landing - Students’ Union support for gender and sexual diversity

outLaw - Faculty of Law student org 

University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre (UASAC)

Peer Support Centre - Students’ Union drop in or by appointment peer support

University Health Centre (UHC)

UHC Pharmacy

Counselling and Clinical Services - Individual and group support, workshops

Individual Wellness Supports - 1:1 Social Work Support

First Peoples' House

Campus Food Bank

Office of the Student Ombuds

Safewalk

Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) - funding, workshops, in-kind support

Please call 911 if you are in immediate danger. 

Our team has compiled a list of resources and information. Whether you’re interested in general information and learning more, or you’re a part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, a caregiver, or ally - there’s a ton here! You will see the full linked Table of Contents on Page 2. 

Thank you to those who supported pride 2022

UAlberta Pride Week relies on working with community partners to help us continue to host Pride Week each year. We are grateful for the donations and sponsorship from our partners as well as individuals who through their contribution ensure that Pride Week continues to be present on campus.
  • University of Alberta Students' Union 
  • Youth Council 
  • Dean of Students 
  • Non-Academic Staff Association
  • Provost's office
SUPPORT OUR WORK

In addition to Pride Week, Fyrefly Institute's programming includes the CHEW Project, Fyrefly in Schools, the Alberta GSA Conference, Camp fYrefly and Where the Rivers Meet. Our programs empower 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and communities and promote safe, inclusive spaces. The generosity of donors allows us to continue to create meaningful change within our communities.

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