The Gender Fair at St. Lawrence College started in 2016 as a student-run initiative with a vision to raise awareness about gender diversity. In 2017, the SLC Alliance took on the event in on an extremely limited budget; while the event was significantly smaller, it was still considered a success by attendees. Now, in 2018 the SLC Alliance has a vision to expand the three-hour community event into a full day fair with information booths, guest speakers, a panel and a movie night in the evening.
The theme of the event is to educate on the diversity within the transgender community. All too often transgender individuals are lumped together into one box while the reality is that every transgender individual's experience is unique. The event aims to educate others about the varied experiences within the transgender community and celebrate the individuality of all transgender journeys.
The event will be held at St. Lawrence College and will host a variety of community groups (to be confirmed) as well as food, games and thought-provoking speakers. Partnerships are being explored with LGBTQ community groups as well as College programs and services to offer a comprehensive and diverse program throughout the day. At the end of the event, a movie night will be held. The event will be open to the Kingston community.
Funded by Kingston, ON (February 2018)