June is PRIDE MONTH, an annual event to celebrate the Stonewall riots of June 28th, 1969. Set in motion by the raid of a gay club that sparked a series of demonstrations, this incident led to the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement.
Today, Pride is an opportunity to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ rights, the coming together of community, and to raise awareness of the work that still needs to be accomplished.
Across the world, cities will be celebrating Pride through a range of events such as parades, parties, festivals, and fundraisers.
Here are some resources you might find helpful:
Looking for local Pride events?
The Pride Street Fest in Thunder Bay is coming up this weekend on June 18th.
The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is hosting a Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Mini Pow-Wow on June 30th.
Click here to view the full YQT Pride Calendar for Thunder Bay. If you know of Pride events happening elsewhere in the District, please let us know and we will share those in our next post. Thank you!