August 23, 2020

August marks the celebration of Capital Pride in Ottawa!

August marks the celebration of Capital Pride in Ottawa. While this pride month is different from years previous due to COVID-19, there is still much to celebrate.

Capital Pride Festival will take place in Ottawa virtually this year from August 23-30.  Capital Pride’s Virtual Summer Festival 2020 presented by TD will feature both local and international talent, along with festival favourites such as the official flag raising, speaker series, Capital Pride Pageant and of course the parade.  This year’s festival theme is “Wherever We Are!” in an effort to highlight the need for everyone to stay colourful and proud regardless of where we are physically.

Even though we are unable to celebrate in person this year, Capital Pride is excited to bring people together online through a series of free Virtual Pride events.  Here’s what they have planned for this year’s Virtual Summer Festival 2020 presented by TD.  Learn More.

The Capital Pride Youth Committee (CPYC) has launched a social media campaign, #PrideMatters. The initiative celebrates the importance of the Pride movement and connects members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Share your own story by using the hashtag #PrideMatters.

Looking for community resources in Ottawa? Capital Pride works to foster an environment for advocacy, education and inclusion.  To learn more about resources in your local community, click here.

One of the best ways to educate yourself on inclusion & diversity is to read and watch the stories of those who have come before us, and continue to inspire those around us.

  • Top 15 LGBTQ+ Books to Read this Pride Month. Click Here.
  • Top 30 LGBTQ+ Movies to Watch this Pride Month. Click Here.

To help expand Capital Pride festival programming and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Ottawa, click here to donate.

You Can Play, an organization that works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports, including 2SLGBTQ+ athletes, coaches and fans, launched their inaugural Pride Auction.  The auction will support virtual education curricula and online networking programs.  To donate to the auction, click here.