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Welcome to the BCIT Pride page!

BCIT is made up of diverse people working towards a more inclusive community. We welcome everyone to participate and share their voice.


BCIT Pride Today

BCIT is thrilled to announce the long-awaited return of its Pride Committee, a dedicated group of individuals committed to fostering inclusivity and celebrating the vibrant gender and sexual diversity within the BCIT community. Relaunched in June 2023, the Committee aims to create an environment where all individuals can thrive and be their authentic selves.

Upcoming events organized by BCIT’s Pride Committee will provide opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to come together and foster understanding, raise awareness, and celebrate the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

BCIT invites all members of our community to get involved and contribute to the mission of the Pride Committee. Whether you identify as 2S/LGBTQIA+ or as an ally, your support is crucial in creating a campus environment that embraces and empowers individuals from all walks of life.

For more information and to get involved with BCIT’s Pride Committee, please reach out to

Why relaunch in June?

June is International Pride Month and marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – a series of spontaneous protests and demonstrations by members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community in response to a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The Riots are widely regarded as a pivotal moment in the 2S/LGBTQIA+ rights movement and have since become a symbol of resistance and liberation for the community.

At this time, homosexuality was highly stigmatized, with 2S/LGBTQIA+ individuals facing widespread discrimination and persecution. The Police frequently raided popular gathering places for 2S/LGBTQIA+ individuals. Tired of enduring ongoing discrimination and mistreatment, the patrons of the Stonewall fought back against the police raid.

Please see below for further information and resources.

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