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All Day
HalifaxPride Festival
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3pm - 7pm
ElderBerries Intergenerational Storytelling Salon
Drop in for storytelling about Halifax's rich queer history. Meet some warriors who worked hard to make Halifax a Pride-ful place, what it was like, what it felt like, how we lived and loved and worked to change the world.
Sit back around the big table, grab some refreshments, and listen to the old-timers tell stories about the good and bad old days.
The (Queer) Salon, epitomized by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in 1920s Paris, provided a safe haven for queer people to meet and more, to hear stories, entertain each other, and indulge in queer culture in a day when such love dare not speak its name. This event hearkens back to the salons of Paris of the 20s, so integral in shaping the queer culture we know today.
At: the UniversalistUnitarianChurch, 5500 Inglis St.
Admission: free
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5:30 to 7 p.m.
Flagging Velvet opening reception at Anna Leonowens Gallery (1891 Granville)
Flagging Velvet brings together artists Maddie Alexander, Dana Buzzee, and Wren Morris. Collectively, the works that build Flagging Velvet offer documents of queer sexualities and desires which reclaim context and space from a conventional hetero gaze. Through a multidisciplinary approach Alexander, Buzzee, and Morris create community-based pornographies that seek to honour historical leather dyke culture, while contributing to its contemporary current, offering audiences a view of self-determined representation of queer + trans sex and empowered BDSM play.
Exhibition to continue July 23 to 27.
More information available via Facebook.


7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Commodification of Pride: A Facilitated Conversation at VenusEnvy
You are welcomed to a facilitated conversation about the systemic and widespread commodification of pride celebrations. This space will be participatory and will be centred around self examination and discussion. The goal of this space is to be one of reflection, healing, and movement. This conversation aims to use larger concepts such as community/family, power, and access. More details online.
Cost: $0 but online registration required.
9 to 9:30 p.m.
Under the Trees: Official Grand Opening of RaymondTaavel Park at corner of Barrington and Inglis
The Friends of RaymondTaavel Park and Halifax Pride will be holding a candlelit vigil and dedication ceremony in honour of 2SLGBTQ+ community activist Raymond Taavel on the corner of Barrington and Inglis, the site of the newly-renamed Raymond Taavel Park.
Facebook event