Canadian Queer History
The Pursuit of LGBT2Q+ Acceptance
The full story of the history of pride parades and festivals has a rich history across Turtle Island and one that began in what is now known as Canada, long before Stonewall did. Canada passed a bill that decriminalized homosexuality in May of 1969 before the Stonewall Riots took place in the USA, yet the conversation about the beginnings of Pride often remain US-centric. We cannot ignore and dismiss our own history.
Pride is built on the foundations of a vibrant, diverse grassroots movement filled with activists and community members who took a stand against the rampant harassment, discrimination, violence and police brutality facing the LGBT2Q+ community.
There have been many important moments, actions and turning points in the Pursuit of LGBT2Q+ acceptance across Turtle Island (Canada), so we present to you a brief timeline of notable milestones, our history is expansive and this is not, by any means, a comprehensive list.
Explore the milestones in Canadian queer history.
Food for Queers
Stay Safe. Not Hungry
Providing food solutions for LGBT2Q+ folks within the City of London