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At Tandia, we believe in the importance of inclusivity and acceptance of all individuals. We are proud to celebrate Pride Month and are committed to ensuring that Tandia is a place where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected..
– Richard Davies, President & CEO

The month of June is Pride Month and is dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQIA2S+ voices, celebration of LGBTQIA2S+ culture and the support of LGBTQIA2S+ rights. Pride Month began after the Stonewall riots, a series of gay liberation protests in 1968.

You probably knew that the rainbow flag — created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 — is used as a symbol of LGBTQIA+ pride, but did you know that each colour on the flag has its own meaning? In the widely known six-colour flag, red is symbolic of life, orange is symbolic of healing, yellow is sunshine, green is nature, blue represents harmony and purple is spirit.

There have been many variations on the flag. In 2021, the flag has was altered in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests, including black to represent diversity, brown to represent inclusivity and light blue and pink, which are the colours of the trans pride flag.

Pride Month Donation

This June, Tandia will donate $2,500 to the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK). Throughout the year, ROCK runs a variety of inclusive programming including Queer@Rock and provides support to LGBTQIA2S+ youth in our community. All of the programs at ROCK are focused on supporting access to safer spaces, building self esteem, creating opportunities for connection, and empowering youth of all identities. ROCK’s programs and counselling services work from an anti-oppressive lens with a commitment to understanding the unique needs of children, youth and families in the community. You can learn more about ROCK by visiting their website:  


Hamilton Civic Muesuems - Points of Pride
Points of Pride is a place-based resource designed to reveal and celebrate sites of 2SLBGTQ+ heritage in Hamilton.

PFLAG Canada
Helping all Canadians who are struggling with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to parents, families, friends and colleagues with questions or concerns.

It Gets Better Project
It Gets Better Canada fulfills its mission to uplift, empower, and connect Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) youth across Canada.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ+ young people. We provide information & support to LGBTQ+ young people 24/7, all year round.

This site is intended for members of Hamilton’s LGBTQ+ community, families and friends.

Egale Canada has launched the Rainbow Action Hub – a one-stop shop for the why and how to combat the rise of anti-2SLGBTQI hate in Canada.

The AIDS Network
The AIDS Network is a registered charitable organization, and offers services to the 1.5 million people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant. Since 1986, The AIDS Network has been the primary voice for HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support.

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

YWCA Hamilton 2SLGBTQIA+ Safe Spaces
Services for Newcomers that are Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex and anyone under the gender, romantic and sexual non-conforming umbrella

Local Organizations

Brantford Pride
The Brantford Pride Committee is a grassroots group, working to mobilize around issues affecting the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Brantford, while holding space to celebrate and honour the 2SLGBTQ+ community!

Halton Pride Collective
HPC is a community-powered project with the ultimate goal of promoting 2SLGBTQIA+ education and inclusion in the Halton Region. The purpose of establishing a collective in the region is to coordinate and mobilize the network of 2SLGBTQIA+ support services, alliances, organizations, and independent activists in order to provide a diverse range of accessible 2SLGBTQIA+ events and campaigns.

Speqtrum is a program of YWCA Hamilton that is youth-founded and youth-focused. Speqtrum focuses on skill-sharing and community building for 2S-LGBTQIA+ young people in Hamilton.

Hamilton Transgender Community
A collection of Trans, GNC, & Allies in Hamilton, ON that offer peer support & exchange information, confidentially, to assist trans community members.

PFLAG Hamilton Wentworth
The Hamilton-Wentworth chapter of PFLAG Canada is a community resource providing support, information and education, and community to people around issues of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual.

Pride Hamilton
Pride Hamilton is a NFP grassroots volunteer-based assembly of LGBTQ+ community members who live and/or work in Hamilton, organization representatives who serve LGBTQ+ communities in Hamilton, and LGBTQ+ allies dedicated to bringing the LGBTQ community and the city of Hamilton and surrounding areas together.

The Queer Justice Project
The Queer Justice Project is designed to address unmet legal needs of the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit [‘queer’] community in Hamilton. It serves as a resource for education, system navigation, and access to justice for queer people.


Hamilton Public Library
List of pride events at Hamilton Public Library.

Halton Pride Fest 2024
Halton Pride Fest '24 is an all-ages 2SLGBTQIA+ pride festival (rain or shine!) Drag shows, vendors, food, music, vendor market, community and more!

Pride Hamilton 2024
Pride event at Pier 4 Park.

Uncloseted Comedy Pride Festival
Get ready to laugh out loud and celebrate Queer pride at the Uncloseted Comedy Pride Festival 2024!

Pride Garden Party
From 12-4 on Saturday June 8 the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre invite our LGBTQ2S+ community to Celebrate Pride Month at WAHC! We’re taking over the backyard at the Custom House for a garden party, co-presented with Hamilton's own Fruit Salad. Soak in the sun, take up space and embrace rest as a revolutionary act!

RBG After Dark: Summer Pride Party
Featuring performances by local LGBTQ artists and drag performers, as well as interactive games and activities, guests can enjoy RBG’s food and beverage offerings while reveling in the festivities.

Strawberry Sunday Pride Market
Join us for a PRIDE MARKET at Bridgeworks on Sunday, June 23rd in collaboration with Fruit Salad Hamilton! Featuring 30 makers, coffee and treats from Relay Coffee, music from DJ Young Cub, games and more!

Conservation Halton
List of pride events at conservation areas in Halton.

Burlington Public Library
List of pride events at the Burlington public library.

Halton Hills Public Library
List of pride events at Halton Hills library

Brantford Pride Week
In the third week of June, we host an annual week-long celebration of 2SLGBTQ+ community in Brantford.


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