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We value persons of all different sexual and gender identities, as well as all other factors that make us unique. We strive to provide a Pride that is inclusive to all.
Our HistoryWe pride ourselves on the rich history of the LGBTA community in Calgary and around the globe. We believe that a successful future must be built upon the past.
Equality We believe that every person is entitled to respect, fairness, and genuine consideration. We adhere to the values dictated by the United Nations Human Rights Declaration.
We operate in a transparent and fiscally responsible manner, providing accountability to our members and the community at large. We conduct ourselves in a respectful and professional manner.
Community We remain dedicated to serving the LGBTA community by hosting the annual Pride festivities. We recognize the importance of Calgary’s grassroots approach to Pride and strive to maintain that attitude as we move into the future.Celebration
We provide a safe and respectful environment for Calgary to celebrate the past, present, and future of our LGBTA community.
Our JourneyYou can learn about the journey that Pride Calgary has been on in recent times by following coverage in GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine:
* A Twisted Sense of Pride: Illegal Power Grab Disrupts Pride Calgary AGM (December 2007)
* Branding Pride: Is Corporate Sponsorship Progress? (August 2009)
The Pride Guide
The Pride Calgary Pride Guide is the official source of information for Pride-sanctioned events and ancillary events at other venues, occurring during Pride Month.The Official Pride Guide is the place to advertise in order to reach Pride-goers seeking information over the course of Pride Month. Sponsors of Pride Calgary Planning Committee may receive complimentary ad space according to their sponsorship level. During Pride Month, please support the community-minded venues, businesses, and organizations that have sponsored or supported Pride, because without them, Pride Weekend would not be possible.
The annual Pride Calgary Pride Parade is an opportunity from people of all genders, sexual orientations, and walks of life to unite and march together.
Get in costume, dress up in your rainbow colours, or simply come as yourself to participate in this yearly event. The parade starts at 8th Street and 8th Avenue SW and marches east along 8th Avenue, ending at Olympic Plaza where the Street Festival begins.
The annual Pride Calgary Street Festival occurs right after the Pride Parade, at Olympic Plaza.The festival features street vendor tents, a beer garden, a stage with DJs and entertainment, and a Kid Zone for the little ones.