What is the Positive Space Campaign?
The Positive Space Campaign is intended to increase the visibility and continued development of respectful, supportive, educational and safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, two-spirited and intersex (LGBQTTI) persons or those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Positive Space posters are distributed to train Resource Persons who display these posters in their work, study or living space to show to the campus community that sexual and gender diversity is welcome and affirmed in these places.
Objectives of the Positive Space Campaign
- To challenge patterns of silence around LGBQTTI issues and persons to help create a more visibly welcoming, safer and non-exclusionary campus community for all.
- To affirm and show commitment for the idea that UBC is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of its community, including LGBQTTI persons.
- To increase the visibility of, and contribute to the development of, positive, supportive people and spaces for LGBQTTI students, staff and faculty at UBC.
- To increase awareness, affirmation and education around sexual and gender identity and diversity issues.
- To provide a community of resource persons who are knowledgeable about gender identity and sexual orientation issues and resources and willing to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and two-spirited colleagues, classmates and community members.
- To provide on-going educational sessions and professional development training for the campus community on issues related to sexual and gender diversity.
The Positive Space Campaign is coordinated by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office. If you have any questions about the Campaign or want further information please contact Jenica Frisque, Equity and Inclusion Educator.