This week marks the beginning of Pride Month 2022, a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of the 2SLGBTQ+ community here in Ontario and around the world.
While we are excited for a return to in-person celebrations this year, we also take time to reflect on the ongoing challenges still faced by so many members of this vibrant community, particularly those who are in the Trans and racialized communities.
We at TESL Ontario commit to acting as allies to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the ongoing movement for equal rights, inclusion and equity. In the past year, we have worked to increase 2SLGBTQ+ centered professional development and other resources to support our membership as we work toward creating safe spaces for all in Ontario’s English language education sector. We commit to continuing these efforts and encourage all voices to contribute to the conversation.
Happy Pride Month to all members of the TESL Ontario community!