As we mark the start of Pride Season, Skate Canada celebrates the history, resilience, and diversity of individuals who identify as two spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and additional ways of self-identification (2SLGBTQIA+).
June kicks off the Pride season that runs from coast to coast to coast until the end of August. During this period, the Pride merchandise continues to be available. Proceeds from this collection will go to Rainbow Railroad to support their initiatives in helping 2SLGBTQIA+ people escape state sponsored violence.
Pride Season also gives us the opportunity to focus on educating ourselves on equity, diversity, inclusivity, here are some resources:
- LGBTQI2S+ Inclusion in Sport FAQ – Skate Canada
- Eight Ways to Make Skating More Inclusive to the LGBTQI2S+ Community – Skate Canada –
- 2SLGBTQI Terms and Concepts – Egale
- Tips on how to practice 2SLGBTQI Allyship – Egale
We have come a long way, and yet we still have a lot of work to do so that everyone can experience the joy of skating. This month and throughout, let us skate with Pride!