2SLGBTQ+ Pride should be celebrated all year because it is a celebration of the diversity and individuality of the 2SLGBTQ+community. It is a reminder of the progress that has been made towards acceptance and equality, and a call to action for continued progress.
Additionally, Pride is not just about one month or one event, but about everyday visibility and representation for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, who should be able to live their lives authentically and without fear of discrimination any day of the year. Celebrating Pride all year long helps to create a more inclusive and equitable society for everyone.
Celebrating Pride can benefit the City of Edmonton, Alberta in several ways. First, it can promote acceptance and inclusion for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, which can lead to a more diverse and equitable society. It can also boost the local economy through tourism and increased business for local businesses that participate in or sponsor the events.
It can also raise awareness about 2SLGBTQ+ issues and promote education and understanding about the community. Overall, celebrating Pride can have a positive impact on both the community and the City as a whole.
For over 40 years the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Edmonton has celebrated PRIDE during the month of June. This year will be no exception and like last year we will celebrate PRIDE MONTH from June 1st through to June 30th.
2022 saw over 40 events presented by more than 19 different producers and local businesses in 21+ different venues throughout the City of Edmonton and the Capital Region including St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc and Spruce Grove.
Here at Pride Edmonton our goal is to be one central source listing all Pride Events – from bars to performance venues, ballfields to community plaza’s, street fairs to churches – we will list all appropriate events.
Stay tuned as we ramp up our efforts. We will do our best to reach out to your organization if you presented an event in 2022. If you wish you may reach out to us in advance using our Contact page or use the Event Submission Form on the website so you can submit your info and graphic/poster now.
As many of the organizations, businesses and agencies get ready for an even bigger Pride celebration in 2023 we will be your first source for all events happening around Edmonton and its neighboring communities – St. Albert, Namao, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Nisku, Leduc, Devon and Spruce Grove.
We have added a form for you to submit your PRIDE event so we can add it to our Calendar. And we believe celebrating Pride should happen every day of the year feel free to send in your event even if it is not in June!