PRIDE

HAPPY PRIDE

It’s PRIDE MONTH and 95.1 The Peak wants to celebrate all month long!

This page will be your go-to for all things PRIDE on 95.1 The Peak

We’ll be posting resources full of important information about PRIDE and it’s history, about the different identities within the 2SLGBTQ+ acronym, different events throughout the province, and more

We also want you to #ShowUsYourPride! During PRIDE month, tag us in your photos on social @ThePeakFm! We want to see you celebrate! 

Follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 


2SLGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

You might hear different versions of this acronym, but do you know what all the letters represent? Do you know what all the different flags are? What does it mean to be an ally?

This week we want to focus on representation, and learning about all the different identities that are celebrated during Pride!

Let’s start with the first 2 characters of the acronym – 2S:

TWO SPIRIT

More info about the term Two Spirit

 

WHAT DOES 2SLGBTQ+ STAND FOR

Here are some great articles breaking down the acronym:

LGBTQ2S+: What does it mean?

LGBTQ2S+ Terms to Know

What does LGBTQ2S+ Mean?

 

BREAKING DOWN THE FLAGS

So we all know the rainbow flag, but during Pride month you will see a plethora of multicolored flags all representative of different identities within the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It’s important to educate yourself on what each flag represents.

Here are some of the main ones you may see- click each flag to learn more:

For more info on the different flags, when they were created, and what they represent, check out this article:

Queer Community Flags

Why Many LGBT People Have Started Using A New Pride Flag

BEING AN ALLY

During Pride month, whether you identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community or not, it is a time to learn, so we can all move forward together, better than ever! Here’s a great post about allyship, and what it means to be a true supporter of the 2SLGBTQ+ community:


HISTORY OF PRIDE

So where did PRIDE month come from? How did it start? What’s it all about?

Here are some articles to check out to answer all of your questions!

The history of PRIDE in Canada

The Black community’s integral role in PRIDE

What are the Stonewall riots?

Remembering four Black LGBTQ+ activists who changed the world

PRIDE is a protest, not just a party