Where to Celebrate Pride Across Canada —

From Calgary to Halifax, discover some of the country’s top events to check out during Pride Month.

  1. The GAYbours: Fifty Shades of Gay, Calgary  With The GAYbours: Fifty Shades of Gay, comedian Jennie Ogilvie and motivational speaker Brigitte Lessard–Deyell lead an unfiltered, authentic conversation on coming out. Blending education and comedy, the show aims to create a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to explore their stories. eventbrite.ca/e/the–gaybours–fifty–shades–of–gay–tickets–60795315425

  2. Festival at the Forks, Winnipeg  Head to the Forks to see downtown Winnipeg transform into an LGBTQ+–centric outdoor festival. The two–day event is packed with everything from the festival’s signature Queer Beer by Half Pints Brewing Co. to a killer mainstage lineup that includes local drag queen Prairie Sky and Toronto DJ Bambii. pridewinnipeg.com/pride/festival–at–the–forks

  3. Pride Run in Toronto  Join the LGBTQ+ community and allies for this fabulous run through downtown Toronto. The biggest Pride fundraiser of its kind, Pride Run is an all–ages, all–abilities event, drawing local community members, national politicians and celebrities who want to show their support and celebrate. priderun.org

May 31, 2019
A portrait of drag queen, Miss Vanjie against an orange background.
Miss Vanjie
  1. Miss Vanjie, Montreal  Miss Vanjie became a legend in RuPaul’s Drag Race history thanks to her fun energy, sultry looks and ability to make her stage name go viral while competing on seasons 10 and 11 of the hit TV show. Grab your friends and head to Cabaret Mado to watch the reality star and drag queen perform solo in an intimate room. eventbrite.ca/e/billets–miss–vanjie–a–montreal–60977953701

  2. Gay Guerrilla – Julius Eastman, Halifax  The late Julius Eastman was a queer black composer and dancer known for his gay manifestos and provocative political performances. In this free happening at the Halifax Central Library, composer Mary Jane Leach explores Eastman’s life and artistic legacy through storytelling. facebook.com/events/638449086617371