Events are planned to celebrate the first ever Western Pride NL — Stephenville Chapter Pride Week.
Those events take place during the upcoming week from Monday to Sunday.
Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate and promote visibility and acceptance of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning ( LGBTQ) community.
The week is also aimed at raising awareness about violence against the LGBTQ community and organizers will be promoting community resources throughout the week.
Pride Week Activities
— Monday at 3:30 p.m. – Stephenville Town Hall – Proclamation signing and flag raising.
— Monday at 6-8 p.m. – Common Grounds – Coffeehouse with poetry and songs.
— Wednesday at 3:30 pm – College of the North Atlantic D.S.B Fowlow Building – Unveiling of first gender-neutral washrooms.
— Thursday at 11 p.m. – The Bar – Pride Night with no cover at the door and DJ Pedestrian X.
— Sunday at 1 p.m. – Main Street - Pride Parade from Boardwalk Café to D.S.B. Fowlow Building of the College of the North Atlantic, followed by free barbecue and cake. (Participants asked to dress up and show their pride spirit).
Source: Western Pride NL - Stephenville Chapter Pride Week organizing committee