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Lead with Pride Speaker Series: Arsham Parsi

March 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The 2021 Lead with Pride Conference Series taking place February 24 – March 11, 2021. Join us March 3rd for a Speaker Series event featuring LGBTQ Human Rights Activist Arsham Parsi!

Arsham Parsi is an Iranian gay activist who is the founder and Executive Director of the International Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR). The organization’s goal is to provide support and counselling to LGBT refugees including financial aid for shelter, food and healthcare. He has received the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Comission (IGLHRC)’s Felipa Sousa Award for pioneering gay activism and the Toronto Pride award for Excellence in Human Rights.

This event prioritizes students, but is open to all U of T students*, staff, faculty, librarians and alumni. U of T emails are required for registration.

*Students who register for the Lead with Pride Learning Community, are preregistered for this Speaker Series. Find more info on Learning Community.

What is Lead with Pride?

Our campuses, cities and communities thrive when LGBTQ2S+ students are supported in developing their leadership skills. Since 2009, the Lead with Pride (LWP) conference series has provided over a thousand students opportunities to gain skills to make a positive impact on U of T and beyond, to move our communities towards a more inclusive present and future for all of us.

Though we are apart during COVID times, it is still important for us to connect with one another to meaningfully explore issues that impact our communities and to build our capacity to face these challenges together.

Join us for the 2021 Lead with Pride Conference Series held virtually between February 24 – March 11, 2021.

The 2021 Lead with Pride Conference Series is proudly sponsored by U of T affinity partners mbna and TD Insurance. Discover the benefits of affinity products.

Got a question? Reach out to us at sgdo@utoronto.ca.


March 3
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
Lead with Pride Student Organizing Committee


Virtual Event. Please register for more details.