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In the Community

At Brandon Pride, we strive to create safe and welcoming spaces for all. Our group of volunteers are dedicated to promoting acceptance, inclusion, and diversity in everything we do. Come join us for fun-filled events that celebrates the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and all those who support it!

Save the Date for Pride Week 2024 happening from Sunday, June 9th to Saturday, June 15th!

Our theme this year is Wedding Bells, Celebrating 20 Years of Marriage in Manitoba!  

On September 16th, 2004, the province of Manitoba became the 5th in the country to legally recognise same-sex marriage. Making 2024 the 20th anniversary since this achievement for human rights was acknowledged.

We are looking forward to celebrating with all of you in June and at our events planned leading up to Pride Week as we observe this historic anniversary with entertainment, education, and love.

2024 Pride March

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Last year, the Brandon Pride Committee encouraged the community to show up as themselves for the Pride March instead of under a banner of a business or organization. This year it will be a request that no banners of businesses, groups, organizations, clubs, etc. be present at our Pride March.

 

Since 2015, Brandon Pride has always held a Rally followed by a March on foot to respect the first gay pride marches in the 1970s for gay rights; rights which many 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals are still fighting for and defending to this day!

We encourage signs with empowering messages such as celebrating marriage equality, protection of trans rights and access to gender-affirming healthcare.

Showcasing why we continue the tradition of a Pride March and not a Pride Parade in Brandon.

Brandon Pride is thrilled to announce that this year's Grand Marshall to lead the Pride March is none other than

Flora Hex

Flora Hex is the Mother of Brandon's first Drag House, the House of Hex, and has helped build up the drag scene here in Brandon like never seen before. On the stage or in the classroom, Flora has been an encouraging and supportive mentor to students and those around her.

Generously volunteering hours of free time to helping with makeup, designing and creating outfits and choreography from scratch, and performing at fundraisers such as Trans Day of Visibility and Brandon Pride events throughout the year. Then as an educator, providing safe spaces where students can express themselves creatively and fostering an environment where one can feel supported to grow and excel at whatever they put their mind to.

Flora, thank you for being such a light and leader in our community!

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