With Pride Month approaching in June, it is important to highlight some of the initiatives underway at Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools that celebrate inclusion and equity. This semester, Gravenhurst High School (GHS) Grade 11 student, Alice Hamilton, painted a mural that represents love and acceptance.
“I’ve always thought that our school could use more colour and diversity,” said Hamilton. “Instead of looking down on our black and whiteness, I chose to imagine all of us as one, we are all humans, capable of different kinds of love. This mural symbolizes peace and togetherness from a queer perspective.”
“Together, the school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club came up with the idea of gray-scale people which represent equality and oneness,” explained GHS Visual Arts teacher, Aimée Bulloch. “The rippling flags in and around the figures highlight some of the many different gender and sexuality flags from the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual plus (2SLGBTQIA+) communities with the space and potential to add more so that they can proudly cascade down the hallway as this mural grows in the future to include more flags in the years to come.”