Pride Week



Pride Week 2021 is going virtural! Our Pride Week committee is working hard to navigate through this pandemic and bring you a week of amazing activites and events! This year Pride Week will be taking place from March 8th - March 14th! Stay tuned for this year's events. 

Pride Week is a collective celebration of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and communities at the University of Alberta. The planning and implementation of Pride Week is a collaborative effort by students, staff, faculty members, groups, units, organizations, and individuals across U of A campuses. Everyone is welcome and invited to participate - host an event in your area of campus, attend a workshop, walk in the parade, celebrate being 2SLGBTQ+, 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 virtue of 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. What can we celebrate having accomplished? 




LGBTQ+ is one version of an acronym used to describe groups of individuals across gender and sexual identities. The plus (+) in LGBTQ+ represents the vast array of identities not captured in this short acronym, which is sometimes extended to LGBTQ2S+, LGBTTQIA+, LGBTQ2SIA+, or other variations. Letters in this acronym refer to terms such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, Two-Spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, asexual, and more. Definitions relating to gender and sexual diversity are not fixed, and tend to vary across time, regions, cultures, communities, ages, individual interpretations and identities, etc. For more information, please see here.


iSMSS Programs and Services

The primary goal of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services (iSMSS) is to help LGBTQ2S+ youth grow into healthy, happy, and resilient adults. By bringing together research, teaching, service, and community outreach, they offer programs and services to the community, including:

LGBTQ2S+ Supportive Resources

The Landing




Peer Support Centre

Sexual Assault Centre

University Health Centre (UHC)

UHC Pharmacy

Counselling and Clinical Services

First Peoples' House

Campus Food Bank

Office of the Student Ombuds



Community Partners

UAlberta Pride Week relies on the partnership of 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 there contribution ensure that Pride Week continues to be present on campus.



Fruit Loop Society dedicates itself to supporting and promoting non-profit groups within the LGBTQ2+ community by providing well-respected and popular public events, showcasing local talent and culture. Fruit Loop also aims to educate the general public on current provincial, national, and international LGBTQ2+ issues through its social media channels