The first time the rainbow flag was raised at city hall was 2011. The rainbow of colours reflect the diversity of life and community, and has become a universal symbol of love and acceptance, healing and harmony. Pride has become a worldwide celebration, which began in the 1970s as a positive stance against discrimination that the gay community was subject to, some of which took away basic civil rights. Pride Week brings people together to celebrate the history, courage and diversity, and proves that love strengthens our community as a whole.
Brantford was the last city in southern Ontario to officially recognize Pride Week and fly the flag on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Since 2011 our city has grown and with that shown its love for all our residents- events like the flag raising at city hall and the Pride Parade help our changing community grow with understanding and acceptance.
2016 Brantford Pride Events
City Hall 3pm June 13
Caledonia 7:30pm June 16
Brant Youth Pride Evening
Family Resource Centre (14 Henry St) 5-9:30pm June 17
Non-denominational church service
Grand River Community Health Centre 10:30-11:30am June 18
Grand River Community Health Centre (363 Colborne St) to Mohawk Park
Pride in the Park
Mohawk Park 1-5pm June 18
Mohawk Park Pavilion 8pm-1am