Pride Week

Join local businesses participating in the 18th Annual Peterborough Pride Week

 

September 18–27, 2020

We know that it has been a difficult year for your business and we hope things improve soon. As we go through this tumultuous time together, many of us are feeling isolated and like we’re experiencing a whole new world. As a result we will be hosting a different kind of Pride Week 2020 from September 18-27 this year.

The theme of the 2020 Pride Week is “Pride in Other Spaces” in recognition of the complex realities of this time. There will be no parade or large gatherings so the challenge will be to connect as a community and LGBTQ+ individuals in spite of the fact that we can’t gather as we normally would during Pride Week. Plans are in the works for various community run virtual events and small gatherings that folks can participate in safely and explore Pride in Other Spaces.

Again this year we anticipate welcoming a growing number of local and out-of-town participants who are keen to patronize supportive businesses. We are hoping that Pride Week will again significantly contribute to the retail and tourism industries in the Peterborough area.

We invite all businesses to join the celebration in creative ways – decorate to show you welcome everyone to your business, or maybe hold promotions and events during the September 18-27 period that draw in the community and visitors.

Download the Pride Week poster here: Pride 2020 poster

For more about Peterborough Pride and a detailed event listing visit www.peterboroughpride.ca. We are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Background information covering Pride related topics is available at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E6rr2p3Vpdq44V_o2VsdD6iIjUW2hLAo/view?usp=sharing

For more information about Pride Week and about how you can best serve LGBTQ+ individuals, email us at participate@peterboroughpide.ca.

All the best and Happy Pride
Peterborough Pride Committee

“Peterborough Pride” exists to support & celebrate people of all sexual orientations and gender identities; honour and give thanks to those who have come before us and contribute to the resilient spirit and courage of the present struggle for our human rights.

We promote a justice seeking future through education and advocacy so that all may participate fully in the life and work of the City of Peterborough and surrounding area with safety, dignity & respect!