Why Transgender Day of Remembrance Is Important to Me

I came out as transgender, specifically as non-binary, in late 2014. I had just graduated from high school, cut my hair, and begun a new chapter of my life in post-secondary, but I told no one about my recently-discovered identity. I flew under the radar for close to a year, having to deal with the fact that I was constantly being referred to with the wrong pronouns and being assigned an identity that was not congruent with who I really was. When I finally came out to my family I was told… Read More

Coming out

2 LGBT2Q+ students kissing holding a pride flag in front of huge rainbow letters that spell out pride

Douglas student Christen McDonald describes her experience coming out.

Coming Out | Friends, Family and Society

rainbow flag of the LGBTQ

October 20 is Spirit Day, a day that was set up by Douglas College Alumni Brittany McMillan to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying. Today we are sharing Telka’s coming out story. Coming out is different for everyone. For me, I still haven’t entirely come out. To clarify, I identify as a bisexual lesbian. Those words may not mean much to you in combination, but to me they feel like the right way to describe how I feel about my sexuality. I have been telling people about… Read More

Humans of DC: Teaching acceptance

Humans of DC, Humans of Douglas College, portrait of student smiling in classroom

“we built an LGBTQ community on campus and we even had lessons. The first lesson I got to teach I went absolutely bonkers about gender, and everyone loved it!”

Men’s Volleyball Nationals: Pride is Here!

3 students in front of a banner that reads fear the pride, while wearing royals tshirts

  Douglas College hosted the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball Nationals last week! The games are over but our admiration for the Royals stays with us. I’m a great fan of our Douglas Volleyball teams and I was part of the event staff last week. I didn’t expect to experience such a great event in my college! I learned a lot about how much is needed to host a large event of this kind. Even from the first day I could feel how the players were giving it all that they… Read More