Launch of Pride Season
In Canada, local Pride events span over the course of several months. Pride Season is a unifying term that refers to the period between June and September when LGBTQ2 communities and allies come together at different times throughout the summer to spotlight the resilience, talent, and contributions of LGBTQ2 communities in many Canadian cities.
Historically, pride gatherings emerged from the first large-scale protests for LGBTQ2 rights, which took place in Canada with demonstrations in Ottawa and Vancouver in 1971 — 50 years ago. By 1973, Pride events were held in several Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Toronto’s Pride weekend in June is now among the largest Pride events in North America.
Happy Pride Season!