Friday, July 29, 2022

Celebrate Pride in NB in August

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) is proud to support and celebrate Pride during the month of August in New Brunswick for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit and transgender people throughout the province.
While June is recognized as Pride month in Canada, August takes on a special resonance in the province for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
From Fierté Fredericton Pride website: Fierté Fredericton Pride do not believe that confining events and celebrations intended to celebrate gender and sexual diversity and promote liberation, visibility, representation, and community building to a single month is in the best interest of 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Fierté Fredericton Pride offers programming for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals year-round, including June. We have also always been of the mind that the more opportunities to build community and engage with Pride, the better!
The NBU encourages its members to take part in parades, dances, festivals and other events sponsored by local charities and volunteer organizations during Pride Month.
“The union movement has always been about solidarity and standing up for the rights of your fellow citizens including those in the 2SLGBTQ+ community,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “Separate, our voices are fragmented and those in power are able to tune us out. Together, united, we can be an unstoppable force for justice and change.
“The NBU is committed to being part of the team that moves this province forward to a more equitable place.”
For more information on Pride events in the province go to https://conneqtnb.com/calendar/