Queer narratives can often be pushed to the fringes when commemorating Black, Indigenous and People of Colour’s (BIPOC) history. At Ryerson’s Racialised Students’ Collective (RSC), students are shining light on the intersections of Black and queer identity by “queering” Black history month
Toronto’s annual Pride Parade took place on June 25 and the Ryerson Students’ Union took part with their own float.
There is no standard for coming out, and it’s important to do it at your own pace. Whether that’s incremental or all at once, be whatever you want to be
“Gender shit is confusing for everyone. Even for those with the staple narrative, because realizing your trans is a huge moment, and transitioning is a big deal.”
“I finally understood that the “accepting” LGBTQ rainbow was really just a façade; it’s great, as long as you fit into certain identities or meet mainstream standards of beauty”
“There’s a reason I grew up hating the way my eyes looked, or the way my house smelled when people came over after school”
“His self-fulfilled prophecy was one anyone could have guessed: queer feminist girl gets raped then becomes more of a feminist and more gay.”
June 12, 2016, will forever be an important date in LGBTQ history.
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