Welcome to Pride

ABOUT US

SAFER SPACE GUIDELINES

The Pride Collective is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty. Pride provides support and information to those who self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, other identities, those who do not identify and allies; assists people who are coming out; supplies a forum for dialogue about sexuality and gender identity; holds social events, and educates the wider UBC community about the variation in human sexuality and gender identity. Members of the group come from diverse backgrounds and everyone is welcome regardless of sexuality or gender. Come find us in the AMS Nest, room 2103 in the Resource Groups Centre on the second floor.

As part of The Pride Collective's mission to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone at UBC, all Collective meetings operate with the safer space guidelines as listed below and in the Constitution. At each of the Pride Collective's discussion groups and relevant functions, a safer space agreement is created collectively, using these safer space guidelines as a template.

Respect the diversity of identities that come to this space (including but not limited to gender and sexuality); avoid assumptions as they may be hurtful.
Encourage active listening and enable others to contribute.
Respect everybody’s confidentiality (such as shared stories), privacy, and choice of context in which to be out outside of the safer space.
While participating in discussions avoid personal confrontations and remember to respectfully engage with another participant’s ideas.
Please provide a name and gender pronoun set with which to call you by (examples of pronoun sets: “they, them, their”, “none”, “she, her, hers”).
Respect the diversity of groups that exist in the world. Generalizations can be harmful; avoid generalizing about groups of people and acknowledge your own standpoint.

OUR COLLECTIVE GOALS

Goal 1# 

To strive towards a world without discrimination, oppression, and colonialism, in which all are empowered and equal
Goal 2#

To help the members of the sexual and gender dynamic communities on the off campus to foster personal growth, self-realization, and self-expression at all stages of their development
Goal 3#

To work towards eliminating all forms of discrimination and oppression against sexual and gender dynamic individuals and communities on and off campus
Goal 4#
 
To represent the interests of individuals on campus in addition to those who seek to access our Resource Group
Goal 5#

To create a safe and welcoming university environment that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of sexual and gender and dynamic communities
Goal 6#

To educate the university (faculty, staff, and student body) and the general public on the needs, concerns, and interests of sexual and gender dynamic communities

 
Goal 7# 

To strive towards a world without discrimination 
Goal 8#

To provide an accessible, welcoming, and safer resource space in the NEST 
Goal 9#

To work together with other community organizations and campus organizations to further the above-stated objectives