Recognizing Pride Month, Public Invited to Flag Raising and 2SLGBTQ+ Workshops

Posted On Tuesday May 31, 2022

The Municipality of Kincardine is joining Canadians everywhere to recognize the 2SLGBTQ+ community this June for Pride Month.

Pride Month celebrations were born from the Stonewall Riots of late June 1969. One year late, in June 1970, Stonewall rioters organized a march to Central Park in support of “Gay Pride”, building on the spirit of resistance built through the riots. The march expanded to other cities and grew in popularity throughout the 1970s.

Kincardine’s own Pride Parade returns this year after a 2-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The 4th Kincardine Pride Parade and LGBTQ+ Celebration will be held on June 25, starting at 11am at the Kincardine District Senior School. The route heads west on Broadway, south on Queen, and ends at Victoria Park. All are welcome to attend.

On June 1, commemorating the start of Pride Month, The Municipality and Kincardine Pride are welcoming all to flag raising ceremonies at the following locations:

  • Kincardine Library, 10am
  • Davidson Centre, 11am
  • ·       Tiverton Fire Hall, 6pm

The Municipality of Kincardine is also launching two Rainbow Diversity Virtual Training sessions in June, facilitated by Spectrum:

  • The first session, held on June 10, from 10am – 12pm, will focus on general knowledge around 2SLGBTQ+ terminology and experiences. Register at kincardine.ca/rainbowdiversitytraining.
  • The second session, held on June 29, from 10am – 12pm, will provide a more detailed understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ terminology, identities, and challenges. Register at kincardine.ca/rainbowdiversitytraining2.

Learn more about both workshops at kincardine.ca/IDEA. See other Pride Month celebrations happening locally at calendar.kincardine.ca.

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