June is Pride Month, a month to mark the struggles and triumphs of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Although celebrations may look a little different this year, there are still lots of events happening across the city for the community and their allies to enjoy.
1) Printing with Pride | June 4
Join local artist Billy Marshall for a free, all-ages printmaking workshop over zoom. Learn how to make prints using a variety of methods, all from the comfort of your own home. Donations are encouraged in support of future Pride Centre of Edmonton programming.
2) Queer Youth Prom 2021 | June 12
2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their allies aged 19 and under are invited to celebrate together with a virtual night of dancing and other activities run by the Pride Centre of Edmonton. Participants can register through the PCE Eventbrite page.
3) Two Brown Dogs Bistro PRIDE Brunch | June 13
Enjoy a tasty brunch while supporting a great cause with the Two Brown Dogs Bistro’s PRIDE Crepes Brunch. $5 from the sale of each order of crepes goes to support the CHEW Project, which provides direct support for members of Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
4) Pride Month Virtual Escape Room | June 15
This partnership between the Pride Centre of Edmonton and the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society invites 2SLGBTQIA+ youth to collaborate and participate in a virtual escape room. Interested youth can contact the Pride Centre of Edmonton to register for the event.
5) Pride Panel | June 24
This free livestream brings together three prominent Edmonton-based artists—Nasra Adem, Harley Morman, and Cedar T—for a panel on these artists’ works, including those on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta. You can register for the stream through the Art Gallery of Alberta website.
6) Stonewall March and Rally 2021 | June 28
Edmontonians from all walks of life are invited to stand in solidarity with the victims of police brutality and gender-based violence for this march and rally, a peaceful protest and celebration of Black trans and non-binary lives. The event will take place online and outside in person, beginning with a march to Churchill Square followed by speakers, performers, and a vigil celebration. The march begins at 1 pm.