Pride Month in Ontario
Each June is celebrated as Pride Month throughout many countries, including Canada. Pride month is spent celebrating those in the LGBTQ+ community and the great impact it has across the globe. It is to promote the self-affirmation, equality, increased visibility, and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. There are activities and events throughout the month to promote the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community.
The biggest way to mark the month is by having a parade, which is held in most regions and larger cities throughout Canada and other countries. The fear, struggle, oppression and loss is recognized all month long and the impact that LGBTQ+ people have had throughout the world is celebrated. Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that occurred at the end of June 1969. Since then, every June has been dedicated to uplifting of LGBTQ+ voices, celebrating the culture, and supporting the rights of the community.
The city of Brantford is excited to be celebrating their 10th annual Pride month with events planned to recognize and celebrate the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people throughout the city. This year, we start the month off with a virtual raising of the Pride flag. Other events planned include trivia night, a film screening, a Rainbow meal at the Soup for the Soul, and if social guidelines allow it, we end the month with a pub night. In addition to all the events planned, the city is getting a rainbow sidewalk, just like Paris and other places have done. The County of Brant Public Library has made a list of the top 30 LGBTQ+ titles available there, as well as offering craft kits with a rainbow theme for kids available for curbside pick-up.
DBI Brokers Ltd. is an inclusive company and working environment that does not judge against sexual orientation. We will not turn away any client with sexual orientation, race, religion or political views. Supporting equality is something we pride ourselves on.
For more information on Pride Month throughout Brant County go to https://www.brant.ca/en/resident-services/pride-week-in-brant.aspx. For Brantford specific Pride Month events, go to https://brantfordpride.ca/events for a calendar and list for the month of June.