pride flagThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of relationships between consenting adults of the same sex in Canada. To recognize this anniversary and the LGBTQ2S advances in Canadian society over these past 5 decades, Grey Bruce Pride celebrates Pride month with many activities and events. Recently launched is “Rainbows in the Sky” a Pride Flag campaign across our two counties. Flags are being raised throughout the month of June on municipal, business and community organization flag poles. The Town of Meaford is celebrating the rainbow colours on their water tower with a light display at night!

Calendar of known events at time of this release:

Pride Rainbows in Owen Sound

June 7 at 9:00 AM, Pride Flag Raising with the City of Owen Sound at the City Community Flag Pole. Located at Owen Sound City Hall. Refreshments to follow with a Special Awards Ceremony at the Ginger Press Café, 848 2nd Avenue East.

The United Way has a small inventory of Pride flags available for purchase at $15 each. Please contact your individual municipality to inquire about their flag raising event!

June 8 at 11:00 AM, Owen Sound Pride Parade along 2nd Avenue East from 11th Street to 7th Street East. For further information contact [email protected]

Summer of Pride Film Festival – sponsored by RBC

Join us for LGBTQ+ themed movies, at the Owen Sound North Grey Union Public Library. Doors open at 6:00 PM and films start at 6:30 PM. Admission by donation.

The films are:

· Wednesday June 5, The Favourite (rated 14A),

· Wednesday June 26, Philadelphia (rated PG – mature themes),

· Thursday July 11, Better Than Chocolate (14A),

· Thursday August 8, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (14A, some violence)

Celebrate the Rainbow and show your Pride in 2019 by joining in the many celebrations throughout Grey and Bruce Counties.

Grey Bruce Pride is supported by the United Way of Bruce Grey and donations to support Pride related activities can be made through specifying Pride at the time of donation. Grey Bruce Pride is also supported by Community Foundation Grey Bruce and RBC.

For more information on all Pride related activities please visit Grey Bruce Pride’s Facebook page:

source: media release, Grey Bruce Pride