Pride Week in Calgary

“Pride is more than a parade; it’s a giant step on the road to equality” (Anonymous).

August 27 to September 3 marks Pride Week. The Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, September 2 at noon starting at Olympic Plaza and ending at Shaw Millennium Park, along 8th Avenue S.W.  Pride Calgary aims to “attain acceptance and equality for Calgary’s LGBTQA community through creating a safe and fun Pride Event where all Calgarians are welcome” (Pride Calgary).

For more information, please visit Pride’s official website.

What are you doing to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary this year?

To promote dialogue and awareness for Pride, the Women’s Centre, in partnership with the Fairytales Presentation Society, is featuring the film: Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride. The documentary is an exploration of Pride Parades around the world, and the various social and political challenges each parade faces. The trailer for the movie can be found on its official website.

About the Fairytales Presentation Society

The Fairytales Presentation Society focuses on “celebrating local and national queer artists of all artistic mediums” (Fairytales Presentation Society).

One of Fairytales programs, OUTReels Diversity Education Program “provides diversity education to the communities around Calgary by using filmmaking and other art forms as educational vehicles” to “stimulate, inspire and foster compassion through understanding within communities” (Fairytales Presentation Society).  More information can be found here.

If you are interested in joining us for the showing of Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride please call 403-264-1155 to register, or email me at tahira@womenscentrecalgary.org.

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