Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.
Why was June chosen?
Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, back in 1969.
As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community.
Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants.
Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications.
Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness.
It is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people it is a way of protesting about discrimination and violence. It promotes their dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation and is a way of increasing society’s awareness of the issues they face.
Join us virtually LIVE ON both Facebook and Instagram as a few of our local youth raise the flag on behalf of our city.
Our priority is the health and safety of our entire ccommunity.
All covid protocols will be enforced. We do not encourage in person attendance for the health and safety of all community members.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The City of North Bay, North Bay, Canada