Tri-Community Pride gets ready to celebrate

Published on Tuesday, 04 June 2024 15:37

June is known as Pride month and it’s a time when people can come and celebrate their uniqueness as individuals, in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment. Tri-Community Pride has been breaking down the barriers for the northern 2SLGBTQIA+ community for the last couple of years as the organization hosted events, including their annual Pride Parade and Festival.
This year’s Pride theme is heavily focused on how at-risk today’s 2SLGBTQIA+ youth are. There is still a lot of discrimination and hate targeting this community about having gender-neutral washrooms and having 2SLGBTQIA+ literature in schools. This has created a lot of turmoil and uncertainty when it comes to acceptance and safe spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
“I can see this year is a big ramping up in comparison to other years,” said Tri-Community Pride Member Derrick Sanderson. “A lot of the slogans and messaging around Pride this year is not about love is love, but rather our queer and trans kids are in danger.”

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