June is Pride Month – a time where people from across the rainbow come together and celebrate the freedom to be ourselves.
Decades of struggle against prejudice and towards acceptance. Pride events around the world are held by folks within the LGBTQ community, along with allies, and give communities everywhere a perfect opportunity to show support, observe, listen, and celebrate. For more educational resources about Pride history in Canada, check this out: https://www.queerevents.ca/canada/pride/history.
Creating Together Recommended Resources for Families
For families with young children, here are some songs, stories, and supportive programs to help you raise awareness and celebrate Pride this month (and every month):
Circle Time About Self-Love
View Circle Time that is all about self-love through self-expression, read “The hips on the drag queen for swish,swish,swish”: https://fb.watch/40IoY5RyJ5/
Books to Celebrate Queer Families and our “Perfect Design”
- “I Promise” by Catherine Hernandez and Syrus Marcus Ware, that celebrates queer families: https://fb.watch/40IGJgP1en/”
- “I am Perfectly Designed” by Queer author Karamo Brown: https://fb.watch/40RSCQOysH/
Glitterbug “is a unique mobile program that works with EarlyON Centres across Toronto to promote inclusion and affirmation of gender and sexual diversity among children and families.” Glitterbug combines the understanding of LGBTQ2S inclusion with a play-based learning approach for children and families to develop a broader understanding of inclusion at EarlyON Centres across the city and in the early learning years sector. READ MORE and join them for Queer and Trans Circle Time Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Celebrate the strength and uniqueness of 2SLGBTQ+ families and children with a fun-packed hour of online entertainment curated by the Pride Committee, on June 20th, from 2:30-3:30pm. They have been bringing the community families together for 21 years!