2017 Pride Festival Accessibility Improvements

After the 2016 Edmonton Pride Festival, we sent out a survey about how we could improve Pride going forwards. One of the things that came up over and over in the surveys was improved accessibility at Pride. While we still have a long way to go, here are a few things we’ve added to this year’s festival to help make the experience better for those who may have felt excluded from parts of the festival in the past. Accessible Parade…

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Grand Marshal Announcement!

With exactly one month to go until our 2017 Pride Parade, the Edmonton Pride Festival Society is so pleased to announce our 2017 Parade Grand Marshal: The Edmonton Two-Spirit Community! The Edmonton Pride Festival is entering its 37th year of celebrating Pride on Treaty Six territory, a traditional gathering place for many indigenous peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. Indigenous people believe that both the female and male spirits reside in the body of a Two-Spirit individual and…

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Volunteering with Pride for the First Time

I grew up in a small town in Central Alberta. Growing up I felt very alone, I only knew two other gay teens, a guy and a girl. The guy, I dated, and the girl was his best friend so we didn’t exactly get along after the breakup. When I came out at 16 I was the first person ever to do so in my school. I remained the only one through to graduation. As I became able to drive…

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One Pride Many Voices

The 2017 Edmonton Pride Festival is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited. For many, Pride in Edmonton feels like the unofficial start of summer. We can’t wait to see many returning faces show up proudly to party and to protest, and to see many new faces experiencing the pride parade and festival for the very first time. As we finalize our plans for this year we would like to give everyone that is invested in the direction of Pride in Edmonton…

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2017 Parade Grand Marshal Nominations

This past year has been a time of strong activism, and many previously unacknowledged voices have made themselves heard in the movement of the LGBTQ2S+ community. We want to celebrate this spirit of activism and the many voices we hear in our celebration of Pride. So we want to hear from you: Who in the Capital region do you feel has been a strong and active voice for our community this past year? Who do you think has worked to…

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New Website for Pride 2017

Welcome to the new Edmonton Pride Festival Society Website. Over the coming weeks, more and more information will be added to these pages as we finalize the plans for the 2017 Edmonton Pride Festival. If you have suggestions, ideas, or even want to contribute a blog post, let me know at hello@edmontonpride.ca. One of the biggest pieces of feedback we’ve received from the community this year is that you want more from us. More accountability, more diversity, more of a…

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