Queen City Pride

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Queen City Pride
StatusActive
GenrePride festival
Location(s)Regina, Saskatchewan
Years active29
Inaugurated1990 (1990)
Organised byRegina Pride Inc.
Websitequeencitypride.ca

Queen City Pride is an LGBT pride festival, held annually in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1] The event is held mid-June each year, normally in the week following Saskatoon Pride.[2] The festival is administered by Regina Pride Inc., a non-profit corporation in the province of Saskatchewan.

The event kicks off with a raising of the rainbow flag at the Regina City Hall on the Monday of Pride Week,[3] and concludes with a parade and community fair on the Saturday.[3]

The event was first held in 1990, though other pride marches and rallies were held in Regina during the 1970s and 1980s.[4] The 2014 event marked the first time in the city's history that the incumbent mayor, Michael Fougere, presided over the raising of the rainbow flag to kick off the event.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pride colours to fly high in Queen City". Metro, June 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Après Saskatoon, Regina célèbre la fierté gaie". Radio-Canada, June 19, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Backstage pass: Pride out of Prairie prejudice". Metro, June 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "25 years later, 1st Regina pride parade remembered". CBC News. June 15, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Parade celebrates 25 years of pride". Regina Leader-Post, June 14, 2014.

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