STATEMENTS & CAMPAIGNS
Because we care about what's happening in our community and hope you will too
AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR COMMUNITIES AND A CALL TO ACTION
26 September 2023 - Over the past few days, Kelowna Pride Society has been listening to feedback from our communities about our response to the anti-trans and anti-2SLGBTQIA+ protests this week. We are hearing a collective voice sharing frustration, hurt, and disappointment that we did not mobilise our supporters to attend a counter-protest in response...
Statement on the so-called 'one million march for children' tomorrow
19 September 2023 - Tomorrow there will be a series of coordinated mobilisations targeting 2SLGBTQIA+ and particularly trans rights across Canada, which are styling themselves as a so-called 'one million march for children'. Kelowna Pride Society loudly and proudly denounce these campaigns and call on elected officials, policy makers, schools, school boards, educational bodies, parents, young people, and wider allies, to do the same.
Standing Together Against Anti-Trans and Anti-2SLGBTQIA+ Hate in the Central Okanagan and British Columbia:
A Joint Statement
19 January 2023 - Over the past year, trans and broader 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in the Central Okanagan have noted a deeply concerning trend: increased mobilizations by anti-trans and anti-2SLGBTQIA+ actors. This has affected our ability to carry out events safely, free from harassment and abuse. We think it is crucial to come together now and stand as a community against this wave of hatred.