UBC Pride online

UBC Pride Online

UBC Pride is Back!

UBC Pride Online, what will that look like?

Pride is back at UBC! Get ready for a FREE and fabulous Pride festival to help us celebrate the beauty of all sexual and gender identities.

You do not want to miss UBC's fourth annual Pride. This year we’re doing things a little differently. We felt like we needed more than one evening to fly our flag this year, so this Pride is going to take place throughout all of term 2, in the form of a festival! Join us to show off your colours.

We are proud to present programming as active or as laid-back as you are comfortable with! Whether you like to show your pride in the spotlight or if you are more reserved in your celebration, we have something perfect for you!

Upcoming Events

UBC Pride: Overexposed — CALL FOR ARTISTS

  • Art form: Photography or Multi Medium
  • Theme: LGBTQ2SIA+ identities
  • Application deadline: February 3, 2021
  • Talk back wrap-up event: April 17, 2021

Are you a LGBTQ2SIA+ artist? Help the UBC community experience your art and hear your voice by applying to participate in one of two art series showcasing student talent. We are searching for artists to contribute to our Photography series and Multi Medium series. Selected participants will receive an honorarium of $150!

The Photography series will culminate in the form of a decentralized art gallery across campus displayed for one month. Chosen participants will create three photographs that represent a theme related to LGBTQ2SIA+ identities.

The Multi Medium series will take place digitally on the UTown@UBC website and Instagram with a different weekly student showcase. We are open to all forms and mediums of your creative expression surrounding LGBTQ2SIA+ identities! Short films, sculptures, poems? Perfect!

Participating artists will be invited to join the UBC Pride talk back wrap-up event taking place April 17th!

Learn more about Overexposed and how to apply by reviewing the Information Package. Applications are due February 3rd, 2021.

Ready to apply? See the Overexposed Information Package!


UBC Pride: Art of Vogue w/ Rey Xtravaganza

  • Date: January 30, 2021
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm PST
  • First hour - History of Vogue / Second hour - Introductory Dance Class to Vogue
  • Instructor: Rey Xtravanganza
  • FREE! Registration required: RSVP HERE by January 30, Noon PST

Vogue is a dance form created in New York by LGBTQ2SIA+ Latino and African Americans. From its inception in the 1980 gay ballroom scenes of Harlem, vogue and ballroom culture has grown globally. A crucial facet of ballroom culture was the house system (Collectives of LGBTQ2SIA+ chosen families). One of the most renowned houses is the legendary house of Xtravagaza. This house has been there for it all. Whether you know them from Paris is Burning or Pose, now is your chance to learn from the house that inspired Madonna.

The Art of Vogue will be a two-part lesson taking place over zoom January 30th taught by Rey Xtravaganza. Part one will be an hour-long talk about the history and cultural impacts of Vogue from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Part two will be an hour-long introductory Vogue dance class open to all levels from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM! Get ready, clear some space, and learn how to Vogue.

Artist Bio: Rey Xtravanganza is a Dominican-American Dancer and Photographer based in New York City. As a dancer he has performed at the NYC World Pride opening ceremony and the world renown Apollo Theatre, appeared as an extra on POSE, and taken part in Nike's BETRUE commercial. As a photographer his work has been featured in PAPER and MILLE magazine and he has shot for distinguished brands such as FILA.

And there’s more!

More events will be coming your way! Check back here or follow our social media as we announce the next installations in UBC Pride Online.