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For many, Pride is seen as a wonderful celebratory event, often showcasing parades, music, rainbows and performers of all kinds.
However, at its roots, Pride was borne out of riots and protests, as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community fought for equal rights and freedoms. Although Pride can be seen as a celebration for all that the 2SLGBTQ+ community has overcome, it is important to recognize that, at its core, it is also a time and space for community members to assert their right to the same freedoms as those who are cisgender, gender-conforming and heterosexual. There is no Pride without the protests.
Important Canadian 2SLGBTQ+ Events:
For more events in Canada, please check out the link below:
Queer Events. (n.d.) History of Canadian Pride. https://www.queerevents.ca/canada/pride/history