Happy Pride Halifax!

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Happy Pride! Halifax is celebrating LOUD AND PROUD and we are loving all of the festivities so far. This years theme for the event is EMPOWERMENT and we are definitely feeling a sense of empowerment all around our city.

 

We kicked off our pride week at the Flag Raising in Grand Parade Square. We heard from Mayor Mike Savage, Pride Week Ambassador Chris Cochrane aka Elle Noir, as well as many other organizers of the event. It was very inspiring and exciting to have our city showcase our support for the LGBTQ+ community.

 

 

Next we went to Rainbows & Royalty at Shoppers Drug Mart in Forest Hills. Some fabulous drag queens, including the extravagant Rouge Fatale, were giving customers mini-makeovers. There was a BBQ with cake and there was also a live DJ in the store. There’s no better way to shop for all of your essentials!

 

 

We cannot forget about the event that Haligonians look forward to all year long, the Pride Parade! We had the opportunity to walk in it with West Halifax Cheer. What an amazing time! The positive energy and excitement was contagious.

 

 

We are so proud of our city for how far we have come, and are looking forward to seeing how we will continue to make progress in the future. We hope to see you next week at Pride events all around the city!