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Monkeypox Vaccination Offered at Atlanta Black Pride Events

Monkeypox Vaccination Offered at Atlanta Black Pride Events


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Sept. 2, 2022           


Monkeypox Vaccination Offered at Atlanta Black Pride Events

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and metro Atlanta health districts are offering monkeypox vaccinations at various locations and times during Atlanta Black Pride. A list of vaccination sites and hours of operation can be found on the DPH website. In most cases, walk-ins are welcome.

There have been more than 1,400 laboratory positive cases of monkeypox in Georgia. The majority of cases in the state and in this outbreak nationally are in men who have sex with men with sexual or close, skin-to-skin contact reported in the 21 days prior to their infection.

“Atlanta Black Pride is a time for celebration and reconnecting with friends, but we also want to ensure we are not missing the opportunity to provide important education about and vaccination for monkeypox,” said Alexander Millman, M.D., DPH chief medical officer. “DPH, along with our health districts and community partners, are working together to do everything we can to keep monkeypox from spreading so we can end this outbreak.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made 5,500 additional doses of monkeypox vaccine available to Georgia, specifically for vaccination efforts leading up to and during Atlanta Black Pride.

Monkeypox vaccinations are available throughout Georgia, at all times not just during Atlanta Black Pride, to individuals meeting the criteria.

Persons of any gender identity or sexual orientation with any of the following:

  • Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners with men who have sex with men in the last 14 days
  • Have had skin-to-skin or intimate contact (e.g., kissing, hugging) with persons who have had a rash or are suspected of having monkeypox in the last 14 days.
  • Have had skin-to-skin or intimate contact (e.g., kissing, hugging) with persons at large venues or events in the past 14 days.
  • Have engaged in commercial and/or transactional sex in the past 14 days (e.g., sex in exchange for money, shelter, food, and other goods or needs)
  • Are HIV positive, or on HIV PrEP, or diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the last 90 days.


To make an appointment for monkeypox vaccination anywhere in the state, visit


If you think you may have monkeypox, seek testing as soon as possible. To avoid potential spread of monkeypox to others, stay isolated until your rash has healed, and a new layer of skin has formed.

There are things you can do to protect yourself from getting monkeypox:  

  • Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like monkeypox.
  • Do not touch the rash or scabs of a person with monkeypox.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer


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Pride returns to Nelson with week of events – Nelson Star

Pride returns to Nelson with week of events - Nelson Star

Kootenay Pride is thrilled to be coming back to the streets, flag poles, museums, parks and plazas in a big way for the first fully in-person events since the shut down in 2020.

The dedicated and busy team of volunteers has been working for months to create a bevy of fun, inclusive, educational, and entertaining events and happenings during the week leading up to the Pride weekend.

Micheal Wicks, longtime Kootenay Pride, volunteer shared, “While postering for Pride on Baker Street this Saturday, we were greeted enthusiastically by every business and they grabbed our posters and handbills eagerly, putting them up almost immediately. Some were already planning their window displays and all were very excited at all the diverse events. It was a heartwarming community welcome back to all of us.”

Start off the week right by coming to cheer on the flag raising at City Hall on Monday, Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m.

From Aug. 29 to Sept. 5, The Civic Theatre will be running queer movies at the main and Shoebox screens. Check online for movies and times.

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., head to the Nelson Innovation Centre at 91 Baker St., for Queerdos, inspiring queer, questioning and curious people to step into their truth and express themselves authentically through meditation, art, and conversation. Find out more details about this event and all of the events on the Kootenay Pride’s Facebook page.

Thursday, Sept, 1 at the Nelson Innovation Centre from 5 to 8:30 p.m. is Queer Games Night, an evening of casual multiplayer video games and quick tabletop games intended to help us make new friends and connect with other LGBTQIA+ people in our community. All people ages 12 and older are welcome! No alcohol will be served at this event.

Happening the same day at the Shawn Lamb Archives at Touchstones Nelson Museum is Explore Y(our) Archive/Build the Future, an interactive participatory drop-in workshop from 5 to 9 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 2, everyone is invited to the Welcome BBQ and Social at the Rotary Shelter at Lakeside Park from 3 to 5 p.m., hosted by Kootenay Pride, ANKORS Trans Connect and HIM-health initiative for men. This all ages event. Also that day, the Pride Cabaret with The Dancing Legs is at The Royal. Two performances are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets available online or at The Royal.

On Saturday, Sept. 3, Kootenay Pride is super excited to present Rainbow Families, a free, all-age event and BBQ for 2SLGBTQ parents and children. There will be food, face painting, crafts, dance party, Drag story time and more at the Nelson Family Place, 312 Silica St., 1 to 4 p.m. You can follow this event up by reliving your prom (the way you want to) with Queer Prom at Passmore Hall, 3762 Little Slocan, South Road, in Winlaw from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

And the week wouldn’t be complete without the spectacular Pride parade on Baker on Sunday, Sept 4. Gather at Central School (Wildflower) at 808 Stanley St. to decorate, celebrate and be ready for a 3 p.m. prompt departure to the downtown core. The parade will be ending its run at Hall Street Plaza where it will join the Pride Artists and Services Market that has been underway from noon to 5 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer as a parade marshal or for any of these events please contact Kootenay Pride at or reach out on Facebook. The team of volunteers have been working hard and are looking forward to seeing the community come out to support their 2SLGBTQ+ neighbours. Love Wins.

Contact with any questions.

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Wyoming Ride with Pride event a tribute to a kind and generous soul

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Families, children and cyclists from across Lambton County are being invited to Wyoming’s McKay Park on Sunday, Aug. 28, to participate in a family-friendly event that promotes bicycle and road safety, supports The Children’s Hospital and pays tribute to the life of a kind and generous soul.
The third annual Ride with Pride bike and road safety day is set to take place at 10 a.m. in Wyoming. The event is held in honour of the life of Lori Neville, a cheerful and buoyant local resident, mother, wife and avid cyclist who was killed on Aug. 20, 2020 while cycling for a childhood cancer research fundraiser.

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In past years, the event involved a bike ride in Lori’s honour, said Lori’s widow Natalie Neville. This year, the event will be much larger in scale, Natalie said, to better reflect Lori’s big-hearted personality.

“The first two years we just did a ride and that was it, but this year we decided to add a bunch of new things,” she said. “The major thing that we added is that the OPP are coming to do a road and bike safety session for kids and their parents.”
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the OPP will provide bike and road safety lessons to all in McKay Park. The first 150 children who take part in the presentation will receive a free sports drawstring bag full of numerous items donated by local businesses and organizations, include a bike light, a water bottle, a first aid kit and much more. Adults will also get the chance to win a door prize draw.

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“We also added some attractions to bring more people and families to the event,” Natalie added. “So we have bouncy castles, free face painting, airbrush and glitter tattoos,  and the Wyoming Pool is open for three hours for free swimming.”

The memorial ride for Lori takes place at noon.

“We’re doing the ride at noon and it’s going to be about four blocks in Wyoming,” Natalie said. “We’re going to go down Toronto Street down to Main and then ride on the sidewalk along Broadway Street to raise awareness, advertise the event. We’ll have people at each intersection to do traffic control to keep it safe.”

Food will be available during the day as the Wyoming Lions will be cooking up some food on the barbecue and cool treats can be purchased from Dips Soft Serve ice cream truck.

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All in all it will be a fun day filled with laughter and smiles, Natalie said, reminiscent of Lori, who absolutely loved putting on and participating in these sorts of events.

“Our goal this year was to do something in the spirit of Lori,” she said. “Lori loved planning events, when she worked at Lambton College that was one of her favourite things that she did there. Her focus there as well as in life in general was to put a smile on everybody’s face. She was always right there trying to make the kids have fun, doing silly things with them, so that was kind of our goal with the whole event this year. We wanted to give this tribute back to her.”
Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Children’s Hospital through The Great Cycling Challenge.

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Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

Taiwan participates in global organizations like the Olympics as “Chinese Taipei,” to avoid political problems with China, which views the self-governing democratic island as its own territory and bristles at anything that suggests it is a separate country.

Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung had been due to host WorldPride 2025 Taiwan, after winning the right from global LGBTQ rights group InterPride.

Last year after an outcry in Taiwan, it dropped a reference to the island as a “region.”

But the Kaohsiung organizers said InterPride had recently “suddenly” asked them to change the name of the event to “Kaohsiung,” removing the word “Taiwan.”

“After careful evaluation, it is believed that if the event continues, it may harm the interests of Taiwan and the Taiwan gay community. Therefore, it is decided to terminate the project before signing the contract,” said the Kaohsiung organizers.

InterPride said in a statement they were “surprised to learn” the news and while they were disappointed, respected the decision.

“We were confident a compromise could have been reached with respect to the long-standing WorldPride tradition of using the host city name. We suggested using the name ‘WorldPride Kaohsiung, Taiwan’,” it added.

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said the event would have been the first WorldPride event to be held in East Asia.

“Taiwan deeply regrets that InterPride, due to political considerations, has unilaterally rejected the mutually agreed upon consensus and broken a relationship of cooperation and trust, leading to this outcome,” it said.

“Not only does the decision disrespect Taiwan’s rights and diligent efforts, it also harms Asia’s vast LGBTIQ+ community and runs counter to the progressive principles espoused by InterPride.”

Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage in 2019, in a first for Asia, and is proud of its reputation as a bastion of LGBTQ rights and liberalism.

While same-sex relations are not illegal in China, same-sex marriage is, and the government has been cracking down depictions of LGBTQ people in the media and of the community’s use of social media.

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Kamloops Pride Week is back with brand new, big events | iNFOnews

Kamloops Pride Week is back with brand new, big events | iNFOnews

People walking in the last Kamloops Pride Parade in 2019. Pride Week 2022 is returning after a two year COVID hiatus.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Facebook, Kamloops Pride

August 11, 2022 – 6:00 PM

Kamloops Pride Week is back after a two-year COVID hiatus, and it is expected to be bigger than ever.

The week is jam packed with fun activities, starting with a gathering at the Pride Week Kickoff event at the Riverside Park Bandshell at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22.

“Some city councillors and the mayor are planning to attend and speak,” said president for Kamloops Pride, Ashton O’Brien. “We have invited a Tk’emlúps elder to do a land acknowledgment.”

O’Brien is seeing more people attending local monthly events with the organization. More businesses are reaching out for partnerships and there is a lot of engagement from sponsors for Pride Week.

O’Brien is predicting a bigger-than-ever turnout this year, but the week is more than a joyful celebration.

“This is a reminder the queer community is here and we are not going anywhere,” they said. “Kamloops is still not a safe place for the queer community, we are still trying to create safe spaces here. Our organization continues to receive hate mail. This is why this is important.

“It is not OK for anyone to feel unsafe,” they said.

READ MORE: Kelowna unveils what it hopes will become its ‘signature’ summer event

Kamloops Pride started in 2013 as part of an organization that has been evolving since the 1990s. Pride Week 2022 runs from Monday Aug. 22 to Sunday Aug. 28.

New to the event list this year is a day full of drag entertainment.

“Saturday starts with the Drag Storytime event, followed by a drag brunch at Match Eatery,” O’Brien said. “Then we will have two drag shows, one for all ages and one for adults only. We are bringing performers from out of town to do talent and comedy shows.”

The colourful week includes a few different dances, a window decorating contest and a scavenger hunt. A variety of vendors are participating.

READ MORE: Kamloops farmers’ market packed with supporters

When asked what the most anticipated event was for the week, O’Brien said the last day is what people are most excited about.

“The parade, festival and an after party will wrap the whole week up,” they said. “There is definitely energy building up for it.”

To view event details for Pride Week 2022 click here. 

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Concern growing about monkeypox vaccine availability before valley Pride events – KESQ

Concern growing about monkeypox vaccine availability before valley Pride events - KESQ

The push for more monkeypox vaccines continues in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County.

“It’s moving way, way, way too slow,” said Cathedral City resident David Wichman.

Vaccine access continues to be a key struggle in the fight against the rapidly spreading viral outbreak, Wichman said.

Riverside County reported one new monkeypox case Wednesday, bringing the total to 71 countywide. 66 of those cases were in the Coachella Valley.

With tight eligibility restrictions and low supply from the state and federal governments, county Public Health Director Dr. Kim Saruwatari took the opportunity to call for help Tuesday in a state Senate monkeypox committee hearing.

“We need to figure out a way to get more vaccine out into the community faster,” Saruwatari said.

As of Tuesday, Riverside County had received 5,384 vaccine doses, according to the California Dept. of Public Health, which are being distributed through Borrego Health, DAP Health, Eisenhower Health and Kaiser Permanente.

The county requested 1,500 more doses – but that request was not immediately approved. Instead, 750 doses were offered which are expected to arrive Wednesday or Thursday, a county spokesperson said.

Dr. Phyllis Ritchie, CEO and founder of Palm Spring STI clinic PS Test, has tried to get vaccine doses to distribute to her patients, a complicated process she said has not yet been successful.

“We have a horde of patients that are qualified to get the monkeypox vaccine,” Ritchie said. “They’re not part of Borrego, they’re not part of Eisenhower, they’re not part of DAP – and they are unable to access the vaccine. They just don’t even know who to call.”

For Wichman, concern is growing with less than two months until Pride celebrations kick off in Palm Springs.

“Tens of thousands of people come to Palm Springs for that event,” Wichman said. “There are numerous events and parties and people are going to be hooking up. And there’s lots of opportunity for monkeypox to spread.”

He is calling for open vaccination clinics to get many people vaccinated quickly.

“If we’re not vaccinating people by the middle of September, and that’s really cutting it close…within the next few weeks, we’re it’s going to be too late,” Wichman said.

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NYC Black Pride events planned in commemoration of 25th anniversary

Celebrate NYC Black Pride All Weekend

New York City Black Pride is returning this month with a days-long slate of engaging events, including an awards ceremony, a beach day in Coney Island, discussions, and several free activities. This year’s NYC Black Pride is particularly significant because it will be the 25th anniversary.

“There is pressure to make it special just by the nature of the landmark event that it is,” Lee Soulja-Simmons, who spearheads the annual NYC Black Pride events, said during an interview with Gay City News. “The last two years, we have been in various forms of lockdown and other health restraints and concerns, so we are allowed to do so many things we couldn’t do last year and in 2020.”

While there is a busy schedule of events, Soulja-Simmons carefully acknowledged the reality of multiple coinciding health concerns, including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the monkeypox outbreak. Soulja-Simmons, who has had calls with city and state health officials about monkeypox, emphasized that the response to the health crisis must be equitable and without stigma targeting LGBTQ individuals.

While the events officially kick off on August 17, there will be an August 11 town hall called “Black, Queer, and Here,” which will explore intersectionality in the Black LGBTQ community. The event, produced by Native Son, will feature Nancy Santiago from the surgeon general’s office; comic and Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay; TV personality Kalen Allen; Hope Center executive director Lena Green; Councilmember Chi Ossé of Brooklyn; and theGrio contributor Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey.

The official NYC Black Pride events will kick off on August 17 with “Healthcare as a Human Right,” a discussion focused on wellness, at the LGBT Center at 208 West 13th Street in Manhattan. The free event will kick off at 5 p.m. and conclude by 9:30 p.m.

The evening will continue with an opening mixer at 10 p.m. at Lambda Lounge, which is located at 2256 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Manhattan. Like the healthcare discussion, the opening mixer will be free to attend.

There will be two more events on Thursday, August 18 — including another free discussion at the LGBT Center from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s discussion is called “Reflections: The souls of Liberation.” Nolan Tesis will host the event alongside eight panelists: Micah Marquez, Lady Pearl, George Bellinger, Cheryl “Jus Shady,” Tim Lanvin, Luna Khan, Duchess LaWong, and Charly Dominguez.

The second event of the day is “TRAPPY HOUR: Black Pride” at 4 West, which is located at 303 West 127th Street in Manhattan. That event begins at 10 p.m. and lasts until 4 a.m.

Friday’s festivities will begin with Hoodstock at the Christopher Street Pier at 393 West Street. The free afternoon event will begin at 2 p.m. and finish up at 6 p.m.

At 5 p.m., folks will gather for one of the main events, The Heritage Image Awards Ceremony at The Schomburg Center at 515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street. The honorees for the free event include Ceyenne Doroshow, the executive director of GLITS; “Pose” star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez; and actress, model, and dancer Leyna Bloom.

The night will close out with “FUSION/Part 1” — which will feature a cover charge. The event, beginning at 10 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m., will be held on 7 East 36th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.

Saturday will be another busy day on NYC Black Pride’s 2022 schedule. The Black Pride Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Times Square Center at 242 West 41st Street. The events also include a trans bodybuilding competition at the Theatre at 11 a.m., a blackout music concert at The Hall at noon, Mr. and Miss Black Pride International at the Theatre at 4 p.m., and a Black Pride mini ball at The Hall at 5 p.m.

The night will wrap up with another Fusion event from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at 42 D’OR at 512 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.

NYC Black Pride will conclude on Sunday, August 21, beginning with “Pride at the Beach” from noon to 8 p.m. at Coney Island Beach at the boardwalk and 21st Street. There will be a show at 6 p.m. featuring Inaya Day, Susu Bobien, and Octavia Lambertis.

The last event will be “Fusion: The Finale” from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Club Lambda at 1031 Grand Street in Manhattan.

The events throughout the week are expected to highlight the 25th anniversary of NYC Black Pride. New York’s Black Pride events followed in the footsteps of other cities that had already established similar festivities beforehand.

“The idea of having a Black Pride started in DC and LA and other cities first,” Soulja-Simmons said. “New York’s came about 25 years ago, and that’s important because this is such a big city and the population here in itself warrants a huge celebration… so we’re excited about it.”

Although some Pride events are known to represent a party atmosphere, Soulja-Simmons stressed the cultural aspect and explained that Black Pride festivities represent an opportunity to shine a light on queer people of color.

“I think people misunderstand what Black Prides are — why Black Prides are booming around the world,” Soulja-Simmons said. “It’s about celebrating people of color. We have history, and we have contributed to all parts of society. A lot of accomplishments are not in history books and are not talked about. This is a way to celebrate the amazing contributions that we’ve given to the world from the perspective of LGBTQ people.”

To learn more about NYC Black Pride, visit

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Celebrate Pride Week at events across the North Shore

Celebrate Pride Week at events across the North Shore

North Shore Pride Alliance is hosting Pride-positive book readings and drag duels

Folks of all stripes are being welcomed to come together in celebration of Pride Week across the North Shore.

This week is filled with events that celebrate the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and remind the general public of ongoing inequities facing queer individuals.

Celebrations include flag raisings, drag duels and the annual Pride at the Pier bash.

On Monday, District of West Vancouver held a Pride Flag-raising ceremony at its Municipal Hall. The City of North Vancouver hosted its own ceremony, which included raising the Pride Flag, Transgender Flag and Bisexual Flag in Civic Plaza as well as lighting up City Hall in Pride colours.

Over the past year, we’ve seen the rights of LGBTQAI2S+ people attacked, questioned and clawed back, North Van city Mayor Linda Buchanan said in a statement.

“That’s why the city is proud to support Pride Week,” she said. “Pride is a celebration and protest. We are animating public spaces and supporting events across the community because we are a city for all people.”

On Wednesday at noon, drag story time and crafts can be viewed on the North Shore Pride Alliance’s YouTube channel.

Wildeye Brewery in North Van will host Duelling Pianos and Duelling Drag Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The alliance is also hosting Thursday evening’s screening of Hairspray at The Polygon Gallery at 7 p.m.

On Friday, there’ll be pride-themed story time via North Vancouver City Library’s YouTube channel with readings and crafts from local drag legend Conni Smudge (Chris Bolton). Smudge will also be at the library on Saturday to read pride-positive stories.

Head to The Shipyards near Lonsdale Quay after 5 p.m. Friday for Pride at the Pier, featuring DJ music, drag performances and an eight-foot-tall Pride-inspired sand sculpture created by artist Craig Mutch.

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Pride Week wraps up a success in the Battlefords

Pride Week wraps up a success in the Battlefords

The greenspace also offered a spray park for people to cool off in the afternoon.

In the evening, visitors relaxed, taking in some entertainment from local musicians.

“There were people sitting under the trees listening, and some people in the tent,” Thompson said. “It was a fairly good turnout. It was definitely the best turnout we’ve had so far.”

The actual Pride parade was a little smaller this year with only a handful of vehicles taking part. Participants decided to decorate their cars and trucks and drive through the downtown area of North Battleford this year, instead of walking for a change.

Thompson thanked a representative from the North Battleford Fire Department for providing a parade escort for safety. She noted a couple of passersby caused a potentially unsafe situation by trying to drive past the parade motorcade while it was moving.

“He [the escort] explained to them in no uncertain terms you can’t pass a parade,” Thompson said. “Anytime there are emergency vehicles with flashing lights you can’t be passing. He was a little upset with these people. They were zipping right around, barely missing us. One was looking at their cellphone as they were passing us…It’s a good thing there weren’t any walkers or someone could have been hit.”

Overall, all of the Pride Week events ran smoothly, and saw a positive response from those attending.

Thompson said the Pride committee plans to continue with another circus day at the park next year since it was such a success this time.

“We’re brainstorming to see what we can arrange for next year, something new and exciting to go with it, try to make it bigger and better every year. Of course our emphasis is family-friendly fun. It’s for people to come out and get to know us; that’s our aim.”

On Twitter: @battlefordsNOW

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Pride Week in the Battlefords offers historic number of events

Pride Week in the Battlefords offers historic number of events

Pride Week in the Battlefords looks to showcase the growing LGBTQ2SIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Two-Spirit) community.

THE BATTLEFORDS — Priide Week 2022 has officially begun in the Battlefords. This past week, sidewalks in Battleford and North Battleford were re-painted by the Battlefords Pride organization in order to mark the 2022 event.

Each year, participation in and recognition of the event has grown, and with restrictions uplifting, 2022 Pride Week in the Battlefords will be historic in terms of its events offered to the public.

Acting deputy mayor Bill Ironstand from city council led the flag-raising ceremony at City Hall Monday morning. Following the ceremony, the giant flag was on display at the Don Ross Hill from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., complete with a photo-op option.

Tuesday will see Queers and Beers take over at Downstairs bar at Portabella’s, featuring social, trivia games and karaoke.

Wednesday involves free admission to Gutters Bowling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., donations are welcome.

Thursday’s theme is art and crafts, with artist Holly Hildebrandt leading the way at the Lion’s Park Gazebo in Battleford from 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday’s movie night at 11 p.m. at Capitol Theatre will screen To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.”

Saturday will be the most jam-packed day. Family Circus Day will overtake Kinsmen Park from 2 to 6 p.m. following the 1 p.m. Pride parade. The free family fun will feature bouncy castles, a circus tent, face painting, art projects, vendors and more. Live music will come from Lance Whitecalf, Gypsy Moonbird, and at 7 p.m., LJ Tyson will headline.

Sunday evening will see the YXE Drag collective return for their rendition of their hit tour “Drag Me Across Saskatchewan.” There will be an all-ages show at 7 p.m., followed by an 18-plus show at 9 p.m. at the Cadet Hall in North Battleford.

For complete details and to keep updated on events, check out the Battlefords Pride page.