Happy Pride! Due to COVID-19, pride celebrations look different this year as many events go virtual. However, there are still ways to come together to celebrate such as donating to community organizations, supporting local businesses, reaching out to friends or checking out 2SLGBTQ+ content. We have more opportunities than ever to watch TV shows and films that feature all forms of love and identity. From indie films to hit tv shows, now (and every day) is a good time to support and celebrate the essential voices of 2SLGBTQ+ artists and content creators in the screen industry.
To get involved with events locally, check out our list below of events being held in the Atlantic provinces in the coming weeks. Many of them are virtual so you can join the community from wherever you are.
The Halifax Pride Festival will take place from July 16-26. Halifax Pride will be hosting online events in addition to a number of safe, socially distant outdoor activities shaped by public health guidelines.
The Pride Cape Breton Festival is July 31 – August 4 and has gone virtual for 2020.
Prince Edward Island
The PEI Pride Festival will celebrate 26 years of promoting of promoting love, acceptance and inclusion across the province from July 26 to August 2.
Pride NB / Fierté NB virtual celebrations are wrapping up on July 18.
Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s Pride has gone virtual for the week of July 10 – July 19. Celebrations were adapted to respect social distancing and public health needs.
Fogo Island Pride is planning events from August 9 to 10th.