PRIDE 2020

 

Pride Week August 12 - 16, Event Tickets are online.

Check out Pride Week Events pages for details and ticket location.

All Kamloops Pride events are by donation. We understand that everyone has been affected financially due to COVID-19 and we wanted to make sure we could still celebrate together!

Please feel free donate through our PayPal account and tip the performers.  Follow us on Twitch to catch all our fun filled events!

 

Show your pride and join us for our 4th Annual Window Display Contest.  Decorate your windows at home or storefronts with all things rainbow. Post your pictures and use the hashtag #KAMPRIDE2020 for a community vote. We appreciate your continuous love and support!

 

Statement about BC Liberal Party

Kamloops Pride is extremely disturbed to learn about the BC Liberal's use of taxpayer money to purchase advertisements in a publication that is anti-LGBTQ2S+, anti-abortion, and supports conversion therapy. We are equally as disturbed to learn that one of the MLAs was Kamloops' own, Todd Stone. Although we appreciate Mr. Stone's apology, we believe the BC Liberals have not taken accountability for this situation nor the appropriate action to demonstrate their intolerance towards homophobia and transphobia within the party. We ask the that party create an official party policy of zero tolerance, and announce and official apology that includes that they recognize how and why this has been so damaging to the members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Kamloops Pride would like to echo Vancouver Pride Society and Victoria Pride's call for MLA Laurie Throness to be ejected from Caucus, and at the very least removed from the role of Official Opposition Critic for Children and Family Development and Child Care. It is important that all children of all identities feel safe to be who they are, and it is important that all families are represented in government. Mr. Throness has actively demonstrated his intolerance towards the LGBTQ2S+ community throughout his tenure, and we believe there is no place for intolerance in society, let alone in government.

We look forward to hearing how Andrew Wilkinson and the BC Liberals are taking steps to address the intolerance within their party. Going forward, any future BC Liberal applications to march in the Kamloops Pride parade will require a demonstrated intolerance towards homophobia and transphobia.