Join this stylish, sexy and hot summer event. The Festival offers an exciting program with over events: free shows and dance events, festivities in various establishments around the Gay Village, the unforgettable T-Dance, Community Day, and the Pride Parade. The culmination of the Pride celebrations falls on the last day of the Festival when all participants join the Pride Parade. The marching takes about two to three hours and finishes with the grand T-Dance at Parc des Faubourgs. Locations change every year, so we suggest checking the official website for details. The Parade is an old tradition, running since when about people decided to commemorate New York City's Stonewall Riots with "Gairilla.
6 Small (but Mighty) Canadian Pride Parades
– History of gay festivals in Toronto to – Queer West Art and Film Festivals
It has been held annually since The mission of the Capital Pride organization is to create an environment for advocacy, education, and the fostering of a strong and vibrant Rainbow Community within the Nation's Capital region. Events are held throughout the year in partnership with other community groups, businesses and sponsors to help educate and promote the issues and interests of the LGBT community, culminating in an entertaining and professional festival at the end of August. Ottawa's first gay pride celebration was a picnic in Strathcona Park in June , attended by about 50 people. In , the festival was moved from Bank Street back to Festival Plaza and the dates of the festival were changed from July to August. The historic match was played on the main lawn of Parliament on August 28, The organization declared bankruptcy in December
Capital Pride (Ottawa)
While there are now cries from within the gay community to reign in the corporate-sponsored fab-ab flashiness of other Prides, Ottawa has managed to stay largely away from such distractions. Whether playing watermelon football or attending a 2,person rave, the events of Ottawa Pride have always been out of the ordinary. People ate burgers and lazed in the shade. For the next two years, Pride culminated in a picnic rather than a parade — making the Sunday afternoon event the longest-running Ottawa Pride tradition.
Welcome to my blog. I document my adventures in travel, style, and food. Hope you have a nice stay! Generally speaking, in-person gatherings and other physical Pride events have been cancelled through summer across Canada, but a number of communities are still creating digital and virtual Pride programming. The events below are listed in chronological order.