Pride Events

May 27 – Jun 25, 2021
All day


INSIDE OUT – Canada’s Largest LGBTQ Film Fest

Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity founded in 1991 that exists to challenge attitudes  and change lives through the development, promotion and exhibition of film by and about 2SLGBTQ+ persons of all sexual and gender identities, ages, races and abilities.

Time: May 27 – June 6, 2021 (see schedule of film listings)

Schedule of Films:


Pride Flag Raising

Across the University of Toronto, the Pride and Trans flags are raised in honour of Toronto’s June Pride month

Time: Jun 1, 2021 12:00PM - 12:30PM EST (Join virtually – need UTORid account)

Register here!

The 12th Annual Rainbow Tie virtual celebration with performance by Canada’s Drag Race Winner Priyanka

The 12th Annual Rainbow Tie virtual celebration enables us to connect and celebrate our LGBTQIA2S+ and supporters at UTSC. Come dressed to express and share your Pride, and join us for a fun-filled afternoon of great performances including:

  • Canada’s Drag Race Winner Priyanka
  • Musician, Writer and Visual Artist Vivek Shraya
  • Performer & Comedian Monica Garrido
  • Performer & Writer Heath Salazar
    Win great prizes and so much more! Join the conversation by using the hashtag: #UTSCloveishere
    This is a FREE event, and EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Time: Jun 3, 2021 (Join virtually – need UTORid account)

Register here!

Things you shouldn’t ask a disabled person during Sex with Andrew Gurza

Andrew Gurza is an award winning Disability Awareness Consultant and the Chief Disability Officer and Co-founder of Handi, a sex toy company that puts pleasure within reach for disabled people. Drew uses he/they pronouns and identifies proudly as disabled. He has spoken all over the world on sex, disability and what it means to be a Queer Cripple. He is also the host of Disability After Dark: The Podcast Shining a Bright Light on Disability Stories.

Time: Jun 3, 2021 4:00PM EST

Click Link to watch live-streamed on IGTV or Youtube:


Making a difference – Creating trans inclusive spaces


Dr. Nadia Primiani is a Sinai Health emergency physician and advocate for marginalized patients, and Emery Potter is a nurse practitioner in the Transition Related Surgery program at Women’s College Hospital. Join a conversation on the barriers that trans, non-binary and gender diverse patients face when trying to access health care. Throughout the session, the presenters will review language and terminology and break down the basics of gender, gender identity and sexuality.

Time: Jun 8, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Register here!

Pride Trivia Lunch

Join us for a fun and educational round of trivia all about Pride and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Prizes will be awarded!

Time: Jun 16, 20221 12:00PM EST

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The Pride & Remembrance Run is the largest, longest-running and most fun, fast and fab(!) pride run in Canada!

Each year the pride & remembrance run raises funds for organizations that are focused on providing youth, health/wellness and cultural support services to the LBGTQ+ community.  For the past many years U of T students, staff and faculty have joined in support of these deserving causes.  Join your U of T colleagues virtual run and help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary!

Time:  Jun 19 – Jun 26, 2021

Register here!

We have registered the Toronto Medicine team for anyone interested in running, walking or fundraising with us.  Not just for Department or Faculty of Medicine folks.  Anyone interested is most welcome to join us. You can find information about the team, join us or donate at:

Whether you join the race or not, we are planning to have a socially distanced get together on June 19th. This will obviously be subject to the whims of Covid and the lock down restrictions at the time, but if the Fab gods allow, we are looking at an afternoon event at a park to be determined (eg. Queen’s Park, Trinity Bell Woods, or Barbara Hall).  Details to come, please plan to join us!

U of T Pride Concert!

Join the University of Toronto in celebrating Pride month with a special concert featuring Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Jeremy Dutcher! This event will include both a performance and live Q&A with Jeremy.

This event will be live streamed on YouTube. Register before June 10 for an opportunity to submit questions for Jeremy!

Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new.

Time: Jun 22, 2021 3:00-5:00PM EST

Register here!


2Spirit/ Indigi-queer history and experiences


Teddy Syrette is an advocate and storyteller for LGBTQ+ and Indigenous people, experiences and histories. Teddy will speak about 2Spirit/Indigi-queer history and experiences, Canada 150, barriers that exist today, 2Spirit Futurisms, as well as support and resources.

Time: Jun 24, 2021 12:00 PM EST

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Drag Bingo!


Join local drag queen Tiffany Boxx for a fun evening of performances and bingo! Prizes will be awarded!

Time: Jun 25, 2021 6:00PM EST

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More Than Pronouns: A Dialogue on Trans-Inclusion in the Workplace

Navigating a career can feel complicated or confusing. For trans and nonbinary people, there can be additional barriers in place which make the process even more complex. On Thursday, February 18, 2021, the “More Than Pronouns: A Dialogue on Trans-Inclusion in the Workplace” panel discussion was co-hosted by Career Exploration & Education, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO), the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), and U of T Alumni Relations. This is a self-learning activity.

Watch here!