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Bluewater's BWDSB Supports Pride Month page

BWDSB Supports Pride Month

BWDSB Supports Pride Month
Posted on 06/09/2020

Despite the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bluewater District School Board students and staff are showing their colours in honour of Pride Month during June.

In demonstrating our commitment to equity and inclusive education in a safe and accepting school environment, our schools and facilities are embracing diversity by raising or displaying the rainbow flag. This may include a flagpole, classroom window, front hallway, or other visible location.

The rainbow flag symbolizes acceptance and celebration of those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Two-Spirit, Plus (LGBTQ2S+), and their “right to exist” free from discrimination as members of our communities.

In Bluewater District School Board, there are several Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in our secondary and elementary schools. These clubs promote diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity by hosting a variety of LGBTQ2S+ and anti-bullying themed initiatives throughout the school year. Once again, we look forward to the innovation and creativity of our students and staff in raising awareness while adhering to physical distancing.

While many public Pride Month activities and events are cancelled this year, those in our school communities are encouraged to explore virtual opportunities being offered by local organizations or seek out other ways to show solidarity.

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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