A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture

As Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month near their end, our team will continue to publish original content to educate and celebrate both pride and Indigenous history/culture. This article takes a look at two-spiritedness in Indigenous culture. The term two-spirit has been utilized both pre- and post-colonialism, with a variety of meanings depending onContinue reading “A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture”

Pride Month: Queer History in Toronto

As Pride Month nears its end, our team will continue to publish original content to educate and celebrate pride. This article takes a look at the queer history of Toronto in the form of a timeline of important dates and occurrences. Toronto’s legacy of being progressive and community-oriented is deeply intertwined with the contributions andContinue reading “Pride Month: Queer History in Toronto”

Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless

As we get closer to the end of Pride Month, The Sustainable Switch’s team will continue to post articles on interesting and important aspects of Pride. This article will include a Q & A session with famed Toronto Drag Queen Lucy Flawless. In honour of Pride Month, Raquel Margulies carried out a physically distanced interviewContinue reading “Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless”

How to be an Ally: Pride Month

This article provides information on what an ally is, tips about what to avoid as a true supporter, and how you can become an effective ally for the LGBTQIA+ community. As we enter into the latter half of Pride Month, you have most likely at some point come across an ad campaign, product, or storeContinue reading “How to be an Ally: Pride Month”

Pride in Toronto 2021

Happy pride month! This article explores the origins of how pride month began, it’s symbolic flag, and how pride celebrations look different in 2021. With June once again upon us, so comes the annual celebration of pride in Toronto. This year’s celebrations are jam packed with a mix of in person and online events. PrideContinue reading “Pride in Toronto 2021”

Important Figures in the Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights

While there are countless individuals throughout history that have changed the world in regards to LGBTQ+ rights, this article highlights 4 of them in honour of pride month. These include Bayard Rustin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Stormé DeLarverie, and Gilbert Baker. Bayard Rustin Bayard Rustin was born on March 17, 1912 in Westchester, Pennsylvania. His personal philosophyContinue reading “Important Figures in the Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights”