With June being pride month within Airdrie, the local pride society has a busy month planned out. The Airdrie Pride Society will again host its Queer Prom and Pride Festival.
Rhianne Fiolka, President of the Airdrie Pride Society is excited to see the Queer Prom back in action.
"Our queer prom will be on June 3, which is for youth in grades nine to 12, it is a free event. It's in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie where we'll be having a dance, a DJ, photo booths, food, it'll be a great time."
The Queer Prom is so that the youth in Airdrie have a safe space to go to a dance with other community members where they can feel comfortable wearing and expressing whatever they want.
Then on June 17, the Solidarity Walk and Pride Festival will take place.
"It's going to start at city hall with a solidarity walk at 10:30 am. There'll be a few words and then we'll walk together to the park, where we'll begin the festival at 12 with a flag raising."
The Festival will include performances, vendors and food trucks. The festival will last until 5:00 pm.
"Our solidarity walk is in place of a parade because we really want it to be about acknowledging the community and having a space where we can do that publicly so that people in our community can see that the community does support them and it's a safe place to live. Then the festival is the same thing but a form of celebration."
Also the same weekend, the Airdrie Pride Society, along with the Nose Creek Players will put on a show called The Pink Unicorn. The play is a one-woman show about her experience mothering a non-binary youth in Texas. There will be three different shows through out the weekend, to get tickets, click HERE.
For those looking to purchase the free tickets for the Queer Prom, click HERE. Those businesses looking to participate in the festival can click HERE.
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