Rain doesn't dampen Kamloops Pride Parade

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Thousands gathered in the city's downtown to celebrate all things LGBTQ2S+  Riverside Park and Victoria Street were packed on Sunday (Aug. 26) as Kamloops Pride Week culminated with what is likely the most colourful event in Kamloops.

Kamloops Pride Parade Route Finalized

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The route has been announced for the second Kamloops Pride Parade, so you can plan where to sit and where not to park.

Noble Pig making two special beers for Kamloops Pride after-party

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A couple of Kamloops’ most interesting communities are pairing up with pints. The Noble Pig is releasing a pair of one-off beers to celebrate Kamloops Pride Week. 

Kamloops kicks off Pride Week with a flag-raising outside City Hall

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday at City Hall, Kamloops Pride and members of the community kicked off Pride Week 2018 by raising the Pride Flag, planning for a bigger and better celebration throughout the city.

Everything you need to know about Kamloops Pride Week

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A night of comedy, a drag show and an art rawl will all be part of Kamloops Pride Week, but there will be serious events to go along with the more fun activities. Pride Week will offer a variety of things to do, mostly in the evening.

Opinion: Why we need Pride events in Kamloops and around the world

Monday, August 13, 2018

As the date of our second annual Pride Week and Downtown Parade draws near, we can't help but reflect on the importance of this event and other Pride events all over the world – events that are rooted in protest for equal rights.

Some TRU students want the university to move faster on creating a safe space.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The TRUSU Pride Club is hoping development of an LGBTQ2S+ space on campus happens sooner rather than later. Select on the image to hear what they have to say.  Thank-you to CBC Radio-Canada. 

2 rainbow crosswalks unveiled at the Kamloops Airport

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Kamloops Airport unveiled not one, but two rainbow crosswalks at the terminal on Friday morning — the more prominent of the pair located front and centre outside the arrivals are.

"It feels phenomenal," said Kamloops Pride president Kirstin McLaughlin.

"We are so so excited by this. It is the first crosswalk that's outside Thompson Rivers University, in a hugely high traffic area that, we hear, upwards of half a million people cross through every year. We're just absolutely thrilled."

It was an initiative spearheaded by the Kamloops Airport Authority Society, which includes Coun. Tina Lange and mayor Ken Christian. Lange said the idea was supported unanimously by society representatives.

Rainbow Crosswalk unveiled at Kamloops Airport

Friday, April 13, 2018

It was unveiled Friday morning at YKA and Managing Director Heather McCarley called it an "exciting" moment for the airport.

"We're very excited to be unveiling our rainbow crosswalk. We think the location is the perfect spot because we're in the business of providing a positive and warm welcome to passengers through and to the Kamloops Airport."

She added the crosswalk fit with the airport's goal of "enhancing the customer experience," and notes the crosswalk was just "a modest expense."

Kamloops Pride President Kirstin McLaughlin said she was "absolutely thrilled" to see the crosswalk go in noting it's the first pride crosswalk outside of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

"It's a phenomenal display of diversity and inclusion," she said. "I hope that when people walk through the rainbow crosswalk they feel inclusion and welcome and know that we are part of a city that celebrates difference and that people are welcome here."

The rainbow crosswalk is a symbol of acceptance for the LGBTQ community and are located in cities around the world.

BASS: Kamloops should fly the flag to silence Archie Bunker

Friday, April 13, 2018

Council should do the right thing and raise the Pride flag. Then all council members can walk with pride alongside their constituents on Aug. 26

Back in the 1990s, my father showed up at my house overtaken with concern for my family’s welfare.

First, let’s establish he was born in the 1920s, pretty much epitomized the Archie Bunker stereotype and was a man with many internal conflicts. One of them had to do with homosexuality...

Select on the pride flag picture to read the whole story. 

Fierte Canada Pride

Friday, February 09, 2018

Kamloops Pride President Kirstin McLaughlin was joined by Joe Wickenhauser from Moose Jaw Pride and Frank Van Dalen from InterPride - International Association of LGBTI Pride Organizers to discuss "Proliferating Pride" at the Fierte Canada Pride 2018 Conference in Calgary. 

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