Pride Week kicks off with award presentation
Kym Nacita (right) accepts the 2011 OPIRG Positive Space Award from Jean Pfleiderer, Human Rights Advisor/Sexual and Gender Diversity Coordinator. The award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated leadership in the Queen's or Kingston community in promoting the recognition and celebration of sexual and gender diversity.
Ms Nacita is a graduate student in the MA program in geography who has been an integral part of the growing and changing queer commuity at Queen's. She co-founded the CFRC program Bash Back and Queer Indigenous and People of Colour, a group for racialized queer folks who may feel marginalized in mainstream gay organizations and groups.
The award presentation marked the beginning of this year's Pride Week hosted by Queen's Pride Project.