Pride arose from mass demonstrations calling for an end to discrimination and a promotion of equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ*) communities. Although many Pride events across Canada have become celebrations, they are expressions in the public sphere for the promotion of equal rights.
By holding marches and events to promote inclusion; Pride offers the opportunity for LGBTQ* communities to increase their visibility, build community and celebrate sexual diversity and gender expression.
Pride events are open to everyone and members are encouraged to participate in events within your communities.
For a complete listing of the 2018 Pride celebrations across Ontario please visit: http://ofl.ca/pride-2018/.
Josh Sadler, PSAC Ontario Council, GLBT Members Representative
Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Ontario Regional Executive Vice-President