By Sullivan Brenner Pride month is here and a short two and a half weeks from now, the rainbows will paint Airdrie for the first time ever! Which makes this the perfect time reveal some inspiration behind our choice of a Solidarity Walk instead of the more common Pride parade. The idea began with a… Continue reading Why A Solidarity Walk
We have had many people reach out to ask how they can help spread the word about the Airdrie Pride Festival happening Saturday, June 22nd, 2019. Here is something for our community to use to spread the word. Feel free to print this poster and share it with your friends and post it on community… Continue reading Spread The Word
The inaugural Airdrie Pride Festival was planned with intention. From the Solidarity Walk to the speeches and entertainment, our core values coloured our decisions. But no festival this big can be done on good intentions alone. We needed dollars and for that we needed sponsors. We were prepared for a larger business or corporation to… Continue reading Rose Gold Body Piercing: A Community Champion
Today, I want to discuss what Intersectionality is, and why it's so important to practise it in our advocacy work. We've all heard it. "All lives matter" in response to Black Lives Matter. "When's the Straight Parade" when Pride Festivals happen. "But white women get assaulted too" when we talk about the prevalence of sexual… Continue reading Intersectionality
By Tammy Plunkett There is no doubt about it, we live in divisive times. You truly have to brace yourself for negative comebacks when you make any public announcement on social media. The comments I have seen repetitively directed towards pride groups are questions like, “When is the straight parade?” “Why isn’t there an… Continue reading When is the Straight Parade?