By Laura Balanko-Dickson SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS on June 12, 2021.
While Pride is usually a time filled with bright colours and parades, this year things will look a bit different. With only two in-person events, a focus on social distancing and PPE, and no Pride parade, this year’s Pride events in Lethbridge probably won’t rival the Pride events of the past. However, people are still encouraged to attend their in-person events.Â
The first in-person event kicks off at 6 p.m. on the 14th with a Pride flag raising at City Hall.
The following day Lethbridge Pride is hosting an introduction to geocaching, an activity which uses GPS to find co-ordinates on a digital map.
On the 16th, there will be two drag story time events hosted at the Lethbridge Public Library. One starting at 10 a.m. and the other starting at 1:30 p.m. with each running for about a half-an-hour.
Closing out Wednesday is a gender diversity workshop with Skipping Stone, a non-profit that began “acting as a direct service provider” for trans and gender-diverse people in Alberta in 2017 and, “launched its unique and innovative, community-driven comprehensive care model in 2018,” according to their website.
On Friday the second and final in-person event will be a second annual pop-up Pride photoshoot open to anyone free of charge.
Â Donations are welcome and proceeds will be going to the Sage Clan outreach group.
The photoshoot will be hosted across the street from the downtown Lethbridge BRZ office from 3-7 p.m.
For more information about Lethbridge Pride events, visit lethbridgepride.com.