UR Pride's September Newsletter! Includes a special message from the Executive Director

September Newsletter

Update from UR Pride

Welcome Week Update
Welcome Week was a blast as always!  It was very nice to meet many new students attending the U of R this year.  We were even able to sign up a few new volunteers!  Good luck this semester.  Drop by the centre between classes and hang out!

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
UR Pride as well as the Queer Youth Group took part in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life.  Thanks to those of you that bought UR Pride Tshirts, we were able to donate about $250 to the Walk between funds raised and personal donations.  Special shout out to Sonia Griffiths (UR Pride Chair)!  Sonia worked for Aids Programs over the summer and into fall and organized the entire Walk and festivities.  You rock!  The Walk brought in over $13,000 in donations which exceeded their goal for this year!

RWRC Open House
The Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre is now officially open!  Thanks to all of the folks that made the Open house such a great event! The RWRC is a new LGBTQ resource centre located at 2070 Broad St. (lower level).  They are selling yearly memberships for $25 which helps support the centre and gives you a vote at the AGM which will take place on October 2nd at 7:00p.m. For more info about the RWRC visit their facebook page here.


UR Pride Annual General Meeting
UR Pride will be having their AGM on October 3rd at 3:30p.m. in the URSU Boardroom (Riddell 221.1). There will be opportunity for members to tell us what they want from the Centre this coming year!  There are 3 positions on the board that are available.  Coffee and Snacks will be provided.

Monday Movies in the Lounge - Join us every Monday Night @ 6pm in the UR Pride lounge for an LGBTQ related film!  Grab a cozy spot on our couches and bring a snack.
**There will be no Movie on October 8th as it is Thanksgiving Monday.

New LGBTQ Open Group Discussions @ the RWRC

This September, UR Pride is partnering with the Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre to offer facilitated group discussions on LBBTQ topics.  Our first session will be held at the RWRC (2070 Broad St. lower level) on Thursday, September 27th @ 7p.m.  If you are interested in meeting new people and having some good discussion, this is for you.  Please attend and tell us you interests.  We will be creating more specific groups based on interest and attendance.

Important Dates coming up!
National Coming Out Day - October 11

On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It was the second such demonstration in our nation’s capital and resulted in the founding of a number of LGBT organizations, including the National Latino/a Gay & Lesbian Organization (LLEGÓ) and AT&T’s LGBT employee group, LEAGUE.  The momentum continued four months after this extraordinary march as more than 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists from around the country gathered in Manassas, Va., about 25 miles outside Washington, D.C. Recognizing that the LGBT community often reacted defensively to anti-gay actions, they came up with the idea of a national day to celebrate coming out and chose the anniversary of that second march on Washington to mark it. The originators of the idea were Rob Eichberg, a founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience, and Jean O'Leary, then head of National Gay Rights Advocates. From this idea the National Coming Out Day was born.

To this day National Coming Out Day continues to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly. - HRC.org

Ally Week October 15-19
Students will encourage their peers and school staff to sign an Ally pledge which states:
     I believe all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, deserve to feel safe and supported.

Queer Youth Group

Queer Youth Group is a safe space for Queer, Questioning and Allied youth between the ages of 14-24.  We meet every Wednesday in the UR Pride lounge (Riddell 225).

If you or anyone you know would like more info about Queer Youth Group visit our page or email youthgroup@urpride.ca

Positive Space Network

There are still some available spots in the following Positive Space workshops!  If you are new to the U of R and would like more information about the Positive Space Network, please check out our website!
Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Tuesday Oct. 9th, 1:00 p.m.
Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Wednesday Oct. 24th, 11:00 a.m.

Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Wednesday Oct. 24th, 12:00 p.m.
Sex and Gender - Thursday Nov.1, 2:00 p.m.
Sex and Gender - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:00 a.m.

Sex and Gender - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:00 p.m.
All workshops will be held in the URSU Boardroom (Riddell 221.1) and are open to faculty, staff, students and community!
To sign up to attend a workshop, please email contactus@urpride.ca
or give us a call at 586-8811 ext.(207)
Just a reminder that the  Positive Space Online Test is now available on the site.  The online test is a substitute for the introductory workshop and once completed we will give you your very own Positive Space magnet to hang in your office or space.  Keep your eyes open for workshop dates this coming September!  For information about the Positive Space Network, click here!  

Get Involved!

We always have things to do around the office and lounge as well as a helping hand for our events!  If you have some spare time this semester. pop up to the office and say hello or shoot us an email at contactus@urpride.ca

For more information about volunteer positions and opportunities, please click here.


Time to get the ball rolling once again. Regina Pride Inc. will be holding their AGM in preparation of the 2013 Queen City Pride festival on Monday, October 1st at the GLCR (2070 Broad) at 8pm. If you would like to see what's new for the next Queen City Pride, join the board, or find out in what ways YOU can help, please come! This meeting is open to ANYONE interested in helping out this year.

Update from the Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre

RWRC Annual General Meeting
October 2nd @ 7:00p.m.
2070 Broad St. (lower level)

If you are interested in being on the RWRC Board, there are a few positions available or just come as a member and voice your opinions!

Yoga with Meghan Cross
  • Join Meghan Cross - Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, for evening yoga sessions at the RWRC!


    Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00pm, starting October 9th and ending on December 18th.

    Cost: Drop in by donation, suggested donation of $10.00 or pay what you can. All proceeds going back to the RWRC.

TransSask Support Services

TransSask is...
 ...a province wide network of individuals and organizations  committed  to  identifying, developing  and  providing  services  and resources  that  meet  the  needs  of  transidentified  and sexual  or  gender  variant persons within Saskatchewan as well as those who  support  them.  Our  efforts  remain focused  around  our  core  values  of  support and  education  within  an  environment respectful  of  diversity  and  equality.  At TransSask,  our  vision  is  that  all  people  of Saskatchewan no matter their gender identity and/or  expression  have  the  information, support and opportunities needed to make for themselves the lives  that they are able and wish to have.
Contact TransSask...
Email: info@transsask.org
Website: www.transsask.org
Twitter: twitter.com/transsask
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TransSask
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TransSask.Support.Services
...or by snail mail...
TransSask Support Services
PO Box 3911
Regina, SK S4P 3R8

SFL Human Rights Conference
(Dec.5th - 7th)

Temple Gardens Resort
24 Fairford St. E
Moose Jaw

The equity committees of the SFL including Aboriginal, Solidarity and Pride, Women's and youth working together have developed this conference to educate your members on equity issues.
Participants will learn about the obstacles equity seeking groups face every day in their workplaces and in society.  They will come away with ideas and tools to support workers and others from various equity groups.

Click here to find the poster and registration package.

Golden Crown Volleyball Tournament 2012
October 5th - 7th @ the University of Regina
For more information, email goldencrownvolleyball@yahoo.com or hellogreg@hotmail.com
or check out the facebook page!

Community Section

Email contactus@urpride and we will include information about your organizations events!
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