It’s PRIDE MONTH and Fresh 93.1 wants to celebrate all month long!
This page will be your go-to for all things PRIDE on Fresh 93.1
We encourage you to decorate your front door, lawn, or sidewalk during Pride Month…. and we’d LOVE to see it! #ShowUsYourPride during PRIDE month, tag us in your photos on social @fresh931! We want to see you celebrate!
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You might hear different versions of this acronym, but do you know what all the letters represent? Do you know what all the different flags are? What does it mean to be an ally?
Let’s start with the first 2 characters of the acronym – 2S:
More info about the term Two Spirit
WHAT DOES 2SLGBTQ+ STAND FOR
Here are some great articles breaking down the acronym:
BREAKING DOWN THE FLAGS
So we all know the rainbow flag, but during Pride month you will see a plethora of multicolored flags all representative of different identities within the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It’s important to educate yourself on what each flag represents.
Here are some of the main ones you may see- click each flag to learn more:
For more info on the different flags, when they were created, and what they represent, check out this article:
Why Many LGBT People Have Started Using A New Pride Flag
BEING AN ALLY
During Pride month, whether you identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community or not, it is a time to learn, so we can all move forward together, better than ever! Here’s a great post about allyship, and what it means to be a true supporter of the 2SLGBTQ+ community:
HISTORY OF PRIDE
So where did PRIDE month come from? How did it start? What’s it all about?
Here are some articles to check out to answer all of your questions!
The history of PRIDE in Canada
The Black community’s integral role in PRIDE
Remembering four Black LGBTQ+ activists who changed the world
PRIDE is a protest, not just a party
Check out our very own Will Nash’s interview with Kaeden Seburn. Kaeden is a trans activist, educator & public speaker. This important conversation highlights what it means to be Trans & Non-Binary, labels, and personal pronouns and how it’s all simply about respecting each other and respecting everyone’s personal journey.
Check out some of the local PRIDE events happening in Barrie. Barrie Pride is a great website for all things PRIDE!
Thursday June 1, 1pm – Rainbow Flag Raising at Barrie City Hall
Saturday June 3, starting at 2pm – Barrie Pride Parade and Festival!
After-Party Celebrations held at Homestead Bakery (ticketed event), the Mexican House, C.W. Coops and UPlift Black
Sunday June 4, 8pm Pride Movie Night at the back of Blueberry Moon
Monday June 12, 7:30pm Legends Live Drag Comedy Night at C.W. Coops (ticketed event)
Thursday June 15, 2pm to 7pm Queer Crafternoon at Blueberry Moon
Friday June 16, 7pm Wags & Drags at Dunlop Street Diner (ticketed event)
Monday June 19 6pm-8pm Fierté Simcoe Pride Social at the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library
Wednesday June 21, 8pm – Barrie Pride Sociable at C.W. Coops. Rainbow Costume Contest
Thursday June 22, 7pm – Celebrate Pride Month at the MacLaren Art Centre
Friday June 23rd we will be hosting the “Pride Party with Will Nash” from 4-6pm on Fresh 931.
You’re invited! Join us for the Pride Weekend Kick-off Party from 4-6pm on Fresh 931! We have a special Pride playlist top 5 @5 for you, and you’ll hear all your favourite 2SLGBTQ+ artists, allies, and anthems! We’d love to hear from you if you have a ‘proud’ moment you want to sure or just want to show some love, text or call us 705-721-4931!
Saturday June 24, 11am – Drag Queen Storytime at the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library
Monday June 26, 6pm-8pm Queer Craft Circle – Adult Colouring at the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library
Wednesday June 28 Lawnchair Luminata Pride Movie Night featuring Kinky Boots (PG 13), starting at dusk. Generously sponsored by The Queens Hotel and Flying Monkeys.
July 14 – 16 Collingwood Pride Festival – click here for details
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