Pride Month at FPSA

Pride Month at FPSA
Posted on 06/02/2022
Pride

The OCDSB Pride flag will be flown outside at all schools and administrative buildings, replacing the standard OCDSB flag to recognize Pride Month for the month of June(June 1 - June 30 inclusive).

 


The Progress Pride Flag design was created by Daniel Quasar in 2018.  The Progress Pride Flag features black and brown stripes to represent people of colour, and baby blue, pink and white to include the trans flag in its design. 


Background

June is recognized internationally as Pride Month to honour the struggles and celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ cultures, identities and communities.  By flying the OCDSB Pride Flag, OCDSB is reaffirming its values and commitment to creating and sustaining a culture of caring where 2SLGBTQ+ students, families and staff matter and are welcome, seen and represented at OCDSB. It is an important statement. Recognizing and embedding a culture of caring for 2SLGBTQ+ students, families and staff members does not end with simply flying the OCDSB Pride Flag during Pride Month.


2SLGBTQ+ Representation in the Classroom. Representation within the curriculum and classroom is a human right.  Erasure of 2SLGBTQ+ identities from the curriculum is a form of discrimination. Teachers have a professional and legal obligation to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for 2SLGBTQ+ students and families by embedding resources that reflect and respect 2SLGBTQ+ identities throughout curriculum subject materials and the learning environment at all levels from K to Grade 12. (See OCDSB Gender Identity and Gender Expression Guide; Canadian Museum of Human Rights Speak Truth to Power Canada; Egale’s  #HearOurStories or Courage in the Face of Hate)

Our GSA groups will also be sharing daily announcements and creating inclusive activities to educate all stuents about 2SLGBTQ+ identities.



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