Acadia Pride is aimed at providing an outlet for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gendered, two-spirited, and queer (LGBT2IQ) individuals, as well as friends, and allies.
The group provides support for students, staff, and faculty dealing with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Pride also aims to build a community within Acadia University, and promote its many goals including creating awareness of issues surrounding sexual orientation and promoting an open and safe atmosphere at Acadia University by breaking down the walls of homophobia, trans-phobia and other related issues.
Throughout the year members have the opportunity to discuss and learn about new topics and take part in a variety of social activities.
Weekly meetings are open for anyone to attend, as are the many social and awareness activities planned throughout the year. Acadia Pride in the past has held events such as Sex Toy Bingo, Sex/LGBT2IQ Trivia and Drag Shows! Acadia Pride looks forward to continuing similar programming and exploring other activities as requested by students.
Acadia Pride is now part of the Peer Support Centre that is new to Acadia University and encompasses many Internal Organizations that focus on healthy community and advocacy. Acadia Pride is committed to moving forward to help create a campus and community environment of inclusion, support and equality.