Happy Pride Month 2020
This year’s Pride will look very different than years past and even though we can’t walk the parades or celebrate with our friends, family and allies, Pride is still something we carry within ourselves. We have shown great resilience before and we can do it again!
“Standing up for human rights and the rights of workers is fundamental to what we do and who we are as a union – an injury to one is an injury to all. Our credibility and our solidarity depend on it.” – Unifor
Below we have provided some links to different resources, local organizations, support groups and some upcoming virtual events. Also included are some infographics which touch on several different areas of interest of the community.
If you are looking for more information or would like to talk to someone about all things Pride, please feel free to reach out to a member of Unifor Local 199’s LGBTQ+ Committee – Ash Kofsky firstname.lastname@example.org , Lindsay Gilliss email@example.com , or Employment Equity Rep Jessica McCourt firstname.lastname@example.org 905-641-6559
- Pride Niagara www.prideniagara.com
- PFlag Canada – A national non-profit organization which brings together family and friends of LGBTQ+ people in Canada www.pflagcanada.ca
- Unifor National www.unifor.org/en/equity/committees/lgbtq
- Virtual local events – www.queerevents.ca/queer-community/virtual-connections
Rainbow Niagara LGBTQ+ Services – QUEST- Addressing the gap in health and social services that are tailored to the unique needs and barriers experienced by sexually and gender diverse populations has been the primary objective of Quest’s Rainbow Niagara Services. http://questchc.ca/participate-at-quest/rainbow-niagara/
The Genderbread Person – www.genderbread.org
ILGA – The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is an international organization bringing together more than 1,300 LGBTI groups from around the world. www.ilga.org
Conversion Therapy in Canada –