To kick-off Pride Month, Borderland Pride will hold a special rainbow flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, June 3 starting at 12:00 PM (Central Time). This online event will be live-streamed from Fort Frances by our sponsor, MJ Interactive. We ask community members and media to tune in online on our Facebook page or through MJ Interactive’s page. The event will include remarks from the following individuals on the importance of showing that #PrideLivesHere: Mayor June Caul, To
For immediate release Thunder Pride Association is proud to announce that they are partnering with Borderland Pride in Fort Frances to bring the “Pride Lives Here” campaign to Thunder Bay. The campaign is about promoting visibility of 2SLGBTIQ+ people and promoting inclusion and diversity in Northwestern Ontario. It has also taken on added significance with the decisions by the municipal council in Emo, Ontario not to recognize Pride month. Thunder Pride Association stands in
For immediate release Tonight Mayor Harold McQuaker, Councillor Harrold Boven, and Councillor Warren Toles once again had the opportunity to show leadership for the Township of Emo on diversity and inclusion. They once again declined to do so. “We are profoundly disappointed that these members of council failed to live up to their duties to their community and their legal obligations to equity-seeking groups like LGBTQ2 people,” stated Douglas W. Judson, co-chair of Borderlan
Pride 2020 is supported by TD Bank’s Connected Communities program Today Borderland Pride is proud to launch its “Pride Lives Here!” campaign, with the generous support of TD Bank’s Connected Communities fund. Through this campaign, Borderland Pride and TD are encouraging all area residents to showcase their sense of Pride and inclusion through window displays, lawn decor, social media content, and other creative rainbow displays throughout the month of June, which is recogni
For immediate release Emo, ON - Tonight the council of the Township of Emo defeated a resolution in support of LGBTQ2 Pride that was requested by Borderland Pride. The resolution would have proclaimed that June was "Pride Month" and had the municipality fly or display a rainbow flag for a week of their choosing in June.' "We are extremely disappointed that this council failed to show leadership on diversity and inclusion," stated Douglas Judson, co-chair of Borderland Pride.
For immediate release Today Borderland Pride issued the following statement: “Borderland Pride has received several inquiries from community members about the status of our annual Pride Week festival in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We continue to monitor the advice and direction of public health officials on both sides of the border. As such, we are presently of the view that we are unable to proceed with any in-person Pride events in June or July 2020. Even if re