Video by Darin Steinkey
by Erin Anderson, editor
Last week, SMUS celebrated Pride with a lunchtime concert, Pride merchandise and a special presentation from Grade 11 student Sydney Fraser, who talked about contemporary issues faced by everyone under the LGBT spectrum. The Pride Alliance sold t-shirts, socks and buttons to students who wanted to show off their Pride and shared facts on the history of LGBT acceptance, bullying and what their council is all about.
In her talk, Cracking the Binary, Sydney explained a lot of the terminology around different gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as how schools can create a more welcoming environment for students who identify along the LGBT spectrum. The Pride Alliance also made a video themselves, highlighting the difficulties faced by LGBT teens in North America and explaining what having Pride means.