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Just Love - Fredericton Pride, 2010. Photo: bbernd/Flickr
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Reading Out Loud

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:00pm


Halifax North Library
2285 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS
44° 39' 14.22" N, 63° 35' 10.3416" W

Jane Kansas hosts this event, now in its 12th year, in which Halifamous queers read from famous queer books.

Ryerson Flag Raising Ceremony

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:00pm


In front of the student center
55 Gould Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 28.7352" N, 79° 22' 42.6864" W

You are invited to join the Ryerson Students' Union, RyePRIDE, the Centre for Women and Trans People, and the Ryerson Community to celebrate Ryerson Pride Week 2012.

This year's Pride week Festivities run from June 25th-July 1st with the theme: Our Love is Resilient. For the full lineup of events, go to

Please RVSP to

Festival Divers/Cité Montreal

Saturday, August 4, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, August 5, 2012 (All day)


Montreal, QC
45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W

Divers/Cité, la fête gaie de Montréal, est une manifestation artistique populaire, moderne et avant-gardiste.  Reflect d'un coeur urbain en mouvement, le festival présente des spectacles publiques a l'écoute des nouvelles tendances et ouverts aux différences.

Divers/Cité's mission is to present an arts and music festival that illustrates and celebrates the values of diversity in a spirit of sharing, solidarity and openness with the world.

Vancouver Queer Arts festival

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (All day) - Saturday, August 18, 2012 (All day)


Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Pacific & Davie)
Vancouver, BC
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W

The Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is an annual showcase of queer arts, culture and history. It celebrates the unique creative expressions of visual and performing artists who identify as part of the queer communities. QAF features a curated visual arts show, a community art show, and 3 dynamic weeks of cutting-edge performances and workshops from all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, literary and media arts.

Fête Arc-en-Ciel de Quebec, Quebec City Pride festival

Thursday, August 30, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, September 2, 2012 (All day)


Québec, QC
46° 48' 11.8188" N, 71° 14' 34.0656" W

Le comité organisateur de la Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec est plus déterminé que jamais à présenter, du 30 août au 2 septembre 2012, un événement dont les festivaliers se souviendront longtemps.

S'il vous plaît voir pour plus de détails.

New Westminster Pride

Saturday, August 18, 2012 (All day)


New Westminster, BC
49° 12' 36.3096" N, 122° 55' 1.9524" W

Details TBA, please see for more details about all the events taking place during New West's Pride week.

Cape Breton Pride parade

Saturday, August 11, 2012 (All day)


Sydney, NS
46° 8' 12.444" N, 60° 11' 39.2064" W

Pride Cape Breton is dedicated to the well-being and unity of Cape Breton Island's gay lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community, and to provide safe and welcoming environments within Cape Breton Island for the community to gather.

Please see for more details about 2012's festival and parade.

Moncton Pride parade

Sunday, August 19, 2012 (All day)


Moncton, NB
46° 5' 16.1412" N, 64° 46' 41.6316" W

Please see for more details on the parade and events all week.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Thursday, August 16, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, August 26, 2012 (All day)


Vancouver, BC
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W

For 11 days each August, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world to Vancouver. As the city's second largest film festival, we privilege creative innovation and audience experience.

Each summer, this celebrated event brings people together to watch incredible films, talk to filmmakers and artists, engage in scintillating discussions, experience unexpected performances and paint the town pink!

See for details.

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