Happy Pride Month 2021
While it is still far from what the normal Pride Month looks like due to COVID-19, we have taken massive steps and pivoted into the digital age of transforming Pride Month. From in person events to online, and from traditional outreach to a more social distancing friendly approach, communities in the LGBTQ+ have come together to overcome adversary.
I would like to make a local congratulations to Saint Catharines for adding their progressive pride flag onto Saint Paul Street crossing. Thank you to all that helped.
This year the committee has decided to host a digital trivia night (click on link below to open poster) which will happen on June 26th at 6pm via zoom. Please e-mail Lindsay Gilliss (email@example.com) or your rep to register. Spaces are limited.
Click here for Trivia Night Poster: TRIVIA NIGHT POSTER
Resources as always are posted at work sites, and online to those who need it. Despite not being able to attend social gatherings, we are not alone in this challenge and we all are people who must help one another to get through these difficult times.
- Pride Niagara www.prideniagara.com
- Niagara 2-1-1 https://211ontario.ca/
- Unifor National: www.unifor.org/en/equity/committees/lgbtq
- Quest Community Health: https://questchc.ca/participate-at-quest/rainbowniagara/
- Rights in Canada: LGBTQ+ Rights in Canada
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
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