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As we enter into June and the beginning of celebrations around Pride Month, it’s important to understand and recognize the contributions and sacrifices so many in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community have made, with particular attention to Black queer activists, without whom Pride wouldn’t exist.

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion wishes everyone, but particularly the Langara 2SLGBTQIA+ community, a wonderful Pride Month with the reminder that Vancouver’s Pride Season usually happens in July and August. Mark your calendars for August 6, 2023 with Vancouver Pride Society’s Pride Parade.

Pride Resources

History of Canadian Pride

  • When asked about the history of pride, often the first thing that comes to people's minds are the Stonewall Riots. Canada, however, has it's own rich history and turning points in the struggle for and eventual celebration of LGBT rights.

It’s Pride Month: Here’s what you need to know

  • Cover your Pride Month basics with this overview published by CNN. 

Pride Month 2023 Events 

Throughout June -  QueerProv (Pay what you can) Improv Workshops at Tightrope

  • Join QueerProv for weekly pay-what-you-can workshops, and learn the improv games and skills you see at our live improv shows each week! Fun is the goal and no experience is necessary! Every Monday from 4-6PM at Tightrope Impro Theatre.Workshops are queer-positive spaces open to people of all experience levels & identities, and are a safe and welcoming space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people.

June 3 - The Art of Drag

  • A stellar line-up of local artists and drag performers collaborate on this clash of culture, culminating in a super fun night out!

June 11 - 2SLGBTQ Mingle and Paint Nite

  • Let your creativity flow! Look no further than the 2SLGBTQ Mingle & Paint Nite with Pacific Arts Market! This event is designed specifically for LGBTQIA+ people and allies who want to have a fun and exciting evening of painting and mingling with like-minded individuals. Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner this judgment-free zone is the perfect place to express yourself and have a great time doing it. All the materials are provided you need so all you need to bring is your imagination and a desire to have fun.

Vancouver Pride Society's Upcoming Events

June 4 - Queering Sex Education with Daniel Oomen and the Allura Centre

  • Not a lot of us received adequate sex education let alone sex-positive sex education. In this interactive workshop, aspects that traditional heternormative sex education leaves out will be explored. Topics such as consent as a spectrum, sexual communication, self-pleasure, desire, and pleasure focused sex. This workshop will include discussions, reflective questions and some takeaway activities.

June 5 - Queer Kirtan and Breathwork

  • This 90 minute session will be a journey through Pranayama, where you will experience the power of your breath. Awaken the source within through breath-work and prepare to go on a Sound journey through the ancient practice of Kirtan (Chants and Devotional Songs). Allow the frequency of the mantra to vibrate your body and using your body instrument awaken your true self. This will be a journey to awaken your mind body and soul.

June 6 - Adaptive Yoga with Kendra Coupland

  • This gentle class blends slow and intentional movement with breathwork and meditation. Without any particular goals or destination, we will explore a meandering practice that cultivates self-awareness and well-being through calm and neutral self-observation.

June 7 - Queer Storytelling and Sound Meditation

  • Join Charlie Gates (they/them) for an offering of deep listening and daydreaming, traveling to liminal spaces through myth and sound meditation. Both storytelling and music have been used as supportive listening since humans have existed, supporting our imaginations, restful states, and communal connectivity. Together we will rest and listen to a telling of a queer(ed) folktale threaded with music, moving into a full sound bath

June 8 - The Field: Beyond the Binary CIrcuit Training Class

  • As Queer folks its our birthright to move our body and be well. A circuit training class powered by your own autonomy that is accompanied by your favourite queer dance hits. An exploration of muscle hypertrophy that enlivens the whole body. Work your way through upper and lower body, core, and compound movements. Decipher the intensity, pace, and space your body needs that day. Invite your presence inward to adventure through playful movement together.

June 8 -  QTBIPOC Meditation

  • An evening of guided meditation with Eman Salem (they/she). The intention of this event is to provide a welcoming space to heal, rest, and be in community for those within the QTBIPOC community. This event is created by and intended for folks who are Black, Indigenous, or people of colour and identify within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

June 10 - Spin X DJ X Drag

  • To celebrate Global Wellness Day we will be hosting 4 back-to-back outdoor spin classes with a full lineup of queer instructors, DJs. and drag performers, This event is open to all. (You must be 16+ to ride) Featuring a low-sensory meditation tent by Halfmoon and a marketplace of wellness and queer resources.

August 6 - Vancouver Pride Parade 2023

  • Join us for our signature event that attracts over 100,000 attendees on Pride Weekend! Featuring over 100 local community groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and more showcasing their support for the 2SLGBTQAI+ communities. The Parade will include 3 accessible viewing zones, 12 superstar hosts, and a VIP viewing area like no-other.