Pride is an annual, global series of events that celebrates people in our community who are two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other identities (2SLGBTQIA+).
Various events are held during Pride Month as a way of recognizing the ongoing fight for human rights, as well as the influence and achievements of 2SLGBTQIA+ people around the world. The event started in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, New York, a pivotal moment in the 2SLGBTQIA+ social movement.
Now, each June, people around the world come together to celebrate Pride. The most prominent events are normally parades, street parties and festivals, public speaking, and the raising of the rainbow flag. Due to current public health restrictions, in-person events have been canceled but events, celebrations, education sessions, and discussions are being moved online.
The YMCA is committed to being a safe space where everyone is welcome and is free to be their true selves. Join us for a free, two-part online event:
Learning, Celebration, and Honouring identities with Kevin Rambally
Wednesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In June, we celebrate Identity, Resiliency, Advocacy, Intersectionality and Pride. This month, like every month, we have an opportunity to build awareness and acknowledge how we can support our community. As allies, we must reflect on the ongoing discrimination and intersectional violence faced by the LGBTQQI2S+ community.
To read about our speaker, Kevin Rambally, click on his photo below:
Family Paint Night! Rainbow Shawl Dance
Bring your own paint supplies and celebrate Indigenous History and 2SLGBTQAPNGC Pride Together!
Monday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join Lyndon George (Chippewas of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations) and Moses Lunham (Ojibway Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations) as we learn and create beauty in the community.
Halton Pride Collective Events
HAPPY PRIDE EVERYONE!