Airdrie City Council voted to proclaim June as Pride Month.
At the most recent council meeting, Airdrie City Council was asked to proclaim June as pride month, raise a pride flag at the old main street fire hall, and illuminate City Hall in pride colours.
Airdrie Pride Society and Connor Boucher presented to City Council to let them know what they have planned.
“We are doing our Pride Festival again. We had such great success in 2019. It broke our collective hearts for sure to not be able to do it in the years of COVID but we are planning to do this in person again.”
Boucher says they will also do the solidarity walk, flag raising, and will have Pride in The Park.
For the first time ever, the Airdrie Pride Society will be hosting a “Queer Prom” on June 4.
“If I could have gone to my prom, as my authentic self, it would have been pretty incredible. I would have pretty much given anything for that. What we want to do is create that for youth who were in that same position as I was way back a couple of years ago.”
Targeting youth grades 9 to 12, a lot of the tickets are already spoken for.
“70 of the 135 tickets are spoken for as of Monday. We got a note from Cochrane on Sunday that they have a bus of 30 youth if there's room for them.”
Boucher says the purpose of Airdrie Pride is to help residents find their community without leaving the community.
Airdrie City Council voted unanimously to proclaim June as pride month, raise a pride flag at the old main street fire hall, and illuminate City Hall in pride colours on June 18.
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