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July 4th News Bytes

This is a regular column for Q Atlantic Canadian news items that we can't do full articles about. If you have any additions, email us!

Here's a list of Pride festivals in Atlantic Canada.



Intergenerational organization for 2SLGBTQ+ folks ElderPride, based in Fredericton, matches older adults and seniors with pen pals in the Maritime provinces to help build friendships, create community, and offer opportunities to share lived experiences and knowledge. All 2SLGBTQ+ folks over 18 can apply, but priority is given to folks over 45 (each pair of pen pals will always include someone over 45)! Participation is free and we have a limited number of packages with writing supplies and stamps that you can request! Sign up today at or contact for more information.

Also for the elders, the July Elderberries Newsletter is available, including details on a road trip to Bridgewater's first Pride on July 9.


Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland & Labrador

hoodie Newfoundland-Labrador "No Space For Hate" teeshirts are available here. The logo was designed by Sarah Worthman; 25% of all sales go to fund 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations.

St John's Pride says: Are you planning an event during the festival from July 9th to July 23rd? Register it here! Can you volunteer? Sign up here!

New Brunswick

In Facebook Greater Moncton LGBT News, Jim Kinnie writes: Looking to start a gay men’s choir here in Moncton in experience necessary, just a love of singing required. Please email me if interested.

Registration is open for Moncton River of Pride Parade on September 2nd. The form is here.

New zine for New Brunswick: QT Fatties is by and for, QT Fat artists in New Brunswick only! There's a Facebook group for more info. Next deadline: July 3rd.


Yesterday evening's Halifax Pride July Community meeting was cancelled a few hours before it was scheduled to begin, without apology or notification to the registered participants, "due to unforeseen circumstances." 

However, the community has stood up for planning events, and at the moment there are over ninety July events, including an alternative Pride Parade, a March on July 23rd, for the Halifax Q community listed in the Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia calendar, with more being added every day.


Rest of Nova Scotia

Proud Two Spirit, activist, and as far as is known is the first Mi'kmaq speaking lawyer in Nova Scotia history, designated Queen's Counsel, recipient of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal for services to the Nova Scotia legal profession, Tuma Young, was presented with the 2022 Canadian Bar Association Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Committee National Hero award for work in promoting 2 Spirit & LGBTQIA+ Equality.  Tuma's Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia page is here.

New Do-It-Yourself and Tool Share group for Nova Scotia [but realistically, probably Halifax.] "If you're interested in DIY and woodworking and want to be around queers to do it head on over! " says the organizer, Lesley MacKay. It's a Facebook group.

There's now a Valley Pride! Poster & links have been added to the big list, here.

Do you have some Q Atlantic news, big or small? Email Wayves with the particulars!