snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara strives for a sense of inclusion and belonging for all our community members. In this regard, it's important to note that sex, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation are all protected grounds not only under Langara's Human Right's Policy (B3008) and Langara's Respectful Workplace Policy (D1007), but also under the BC Human Right's Code. 

We invite you to learn more about the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, including their history in Canada and around the world, what the 2SLGBTQIA+ acronym stands for, and how we might all work toward making each other feel supported and valued both on and off campus. 

Pride Flag Raised on Campus

On June 1, 2023, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara raised the Pride Flag on campus with a short ceremony in partnership with the student club, Langara Genders and Sexualities Alliance (LGSA). 

Long overdue, this flag is a symbol of the college’s commitment to 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students, and community members, and the hope for a strong sense of pride at Langara as a safe and inclusive space for the Queer community. However, simply having the Pride flag on campus does not automatically make our campus that place; intentional, informed, and consistent action from our whole community is needed. The executive leadership team is committed to lead an institution that celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusion, reflected in operations, policies, procedures, curriculum, and classroom and department management. The flag will hold us all accountable in this regard. The Pride flag’s presence on campus is a visual reminder for us all to think about how we, as a community, can work together to be a place where everyone feels like they belong - from the cafeteria to the classroom, and everywhere in between. Learn more about the Pride flag design.

Check out Langara's Flickr Album for the raising of the Pride Flag. 

Pride Stairs

Langara’s Pride Stairs are located on the northeast side of campus opposite from the main entrance to A Building. In June 2023, the stairs were re-painted to represent the colours of the Pride Flag. (See photo above). Learn more about what the colours represent

See location of stairs here

Student Clubs

Currently Langara Genders and Sexualities Alliance (LGSA) Club is active and aims to provide a safe and accepting community to LGBT+ students through practical and emotional support as well as providing socialization opportunities.

Please check out our Pride Month and General Resources page to learn more about the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.