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Wednesday September 15

Attack on Trans* Youth in Kamloops

CONTENT WARNING:

We are deeply saddened by the recent attack on a Trans* youth here in Kamloops. Situations like this remind us of why we, as a society, need to continue to advocate for the trans* community and work to build a safer world where all are respected. 

Kamloops Pride will continue to work to make Kamloops safer through education, community partnerships, and advocacy. This kind of work continues to be important to ensure that everyone in the Kamloops community feels safe and welcome to live their authentic lives.

TRANS* LIVES MATTER!!!

 

Kamloops Pride resources: https://www.kamloopspride.com/resources

Know Your Rights: https://www.kamloopspride.com/know-your-rights

How to be a Trans* ally: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T0micQL9xERb6YKBiyp21VtgGyBk2ETfMDzV03X_jas/edit?usp=sharing 

News Article (CONTENT WARNING): https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/attack-on-teen-has-kamloops-mom-issuing-a-warning-1.24357719

 

Know Your Rights

Check out our Resources page for information about an amazing Toolkit for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks in Navigating Criminal Justice, Health Care and Youth Issues.

Knowing Your Rights is a collaborative project between the Kamloops Pride Association and Pro Bono Students Canada, Thompson Rivers University Law School chapter. Knowing Your Rights would like to thank Grace McDonell, the supervising lawyer for the project. The project was completed by Thompson Rivers University Law students, their names, pronouns, and graduation years are as follows: Alexandra Comber (she/her - 2021), Sydney Snape (she/her - 2022), Abbey Fortin (she/her - 2023), Erin Pillipow (she/her - 2023), Katelyn Chaudhary (she/her - 2023), and William Clark (he/him - 2023).

DISCLAIMER: Knowing Your Rights does not constitute legal or medical advice. Please consult a lawyer for legal advice or a doctor to for medical advice.

ABOUT

Kamloops Pride

We are a non-profit organization supporting people who identify on the gender and sexuality spectra.  This includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) individuals living in the Kamloops region.  

Our mission statement is to promote a more flourishing LGBTQ2S+ community and support gay culture in Kamloops.  Regardless of how you identify on the gender, identity or sexuality spectrum - we welcome you!  We are here to serve the diverse community within Kamloops and strive to advocate on behalf of people who experience discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  Through our work, we hope to promote equity for all.  

Land Acknowledgement

We, Kamloops Pride, acknowledge that our events and work is held on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc. We take this opportunity to thank them for their stewardship of these lands and to convey our respect for the relationship that they have maintained and cherished with their territory.

Annual General Meeting 2021

Date: Monday October 18 at 6:00PM

Please find below a link to register to attend the AGM. Tickets are free, however note that there are two types: one with voting rights and becoming a member of the Kamloops Pride society and the other one allows you to attend the event. 

If you are interested in joining the Kamloops Pride 2021-2022 board of directors, please fill out the form below. Your submission will be posted on this website for the community to review.

Announcement

Next Event

Our next big event will be our Annual General Meeting coming up in October, but check back regularity for new event information.