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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Come Out For Pride Week

Guelph Pride festivities are on again starting this Sunday, and moving full force for a full week of activities and celebrations recognizing our LGBT community.

"Seeing the rainbow flag flying at City Hall may seem a small thing to some, but for me it's a visible statement that I belong here in Guelph. I have friends who change their daily routine just to see the flag," says Gessica Bell, one of Pride 2009 organizers. "We are proud to live in Guelph, a city which honours all of its citizens."

"We want to bring together Guelph's community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, intersex, queer and questioning people - together with our friends, families and allies in a safe and welcoming environment," adds Jerome Chang, a Guelph Pride organizer. "We have many exciting events planned during the week and we welcome everyone to join in our celebration."

Here's the schedule of Pride Events

  • Sunday, May 24 at 5pm: A Pride Potluck at Harcourt United Church (87 Dean Ave). Please RSVP to khofer@uoguelph.ca for more information.
  • Monday, May 25 at 12:00pm noon: Raising of the Rainbow Flag at Guelph City Hall
  • Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00pm: Dinner and a Movie (the Celluloid Closet) at the Bookshelf Cinema, $18.00 ($10 for movie only)
  • Thursday, May 28 10:00pm to 2:00am: "Pinch This Pride: An Eclectic Queer Circus" a fund-raiser for the AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County at the EBar featuring drag and performance art
  • Friday, May 29 7:00pm to 9:00pm: "Sex Positivity" Workshop, "Good For Her", a 16+event at INCARNATE CLOTHING (31 Wyndham St.N)
  • Saturday, May 30 8:00 pm: Rainbow Chorus sings songs of "Peace Love, Rock n' Roll" at Harcourt United Church (87 Dean Ave) $15:00 in advance, $20 at the door followed by
  • Saturday May 30 9:00pm to 1:00am: Dancin with the DJ - Holiday Inn (601 Scottsdale Dr.) Accessible & all ages! Entertainment, food, cash bar, prizes: $10 at the door ($2 off if you're coming from the Rainbow Chorus Concert)
  • Sunday May 31, 10:30am to 12:00 noon: Guelph Unitarian Congregation, "Human Like Me" featuring trans speaker j wallace
  • Sunday, May 31, 11:00am to 1:00pm: Guelph Pride Brunch at the Red Brick CafĂ© (8 Douglas St)

For more information, please check out our website at www.guelphpride.outontheshelf.ca or contact Jerome Chang at guelphpride@gmail.com

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