Pride Community Centre lauches at McMaster
April 10, 2018 at 09:00 am
As of April 1, 2018, the Queer Students Community Centre was re-branded to the Pride Community Centre (PCC) to better reflect the community it serves. The re-brand involves changes to the executive structure, committee structure and physical space of the service. The PCC continues to operate in MUSC 221.
Miranda Clayton, PCC Coordinator, believes the alterations to the service more accurately represents the LGBTQ+ community and will result in improved service delivery.
“After conversations and widespread consultation, it became apparent that the title of QSCC no longer reflected the population it aimed to serve,” said Clayton. “As such, we renamed the service and branded it with a new logo to ensure the service was more inclusive of the identities within the LGBTQ+ community. The service is now the MSU Pride Community Centre, bearing the logo of a flamingo standing tall and proud, unashamed to be different and itself amongst a flock of Marauders.”
Recently, a community needs assessment gathered feedback and information regarding previous experiences with QSCC from over 100 people who have accessed the service. These responses were used to inform the changes involved with the rebrand and will be used to shape future service delivery. There were also a number of internal changes within the structure of the service. The changes that were made to the operating policy are intended to align the PCC with the rest of the peer support services within the MSU.
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