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Pride: Aging ally journeys from fear to love

My mother-in-law’s faith meant she struggled to accept her daughter as a lesbian. But over time, she offered blessings at our wedding and decked herself out in Pride colours in her retirement home. “You seem like a very nice lady, but I can never accept this.” The speaker…
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Binbrook Pride building bridges in rural Hamilton

In addition to one-day celebratory event, organizers host fundraisers, socials and plenty of information-sharing. Binbrook may only be 20 kilometres or so from the heart of downtown Hamilton, but when it comes to the ability to access resources for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, sometimes that’s an uncrossable distance. That’s…
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Zhuzh Judy, it’s a Steven Hilliard Q+A!

House of Adam and Steve founder answers 49 rapid-fire questions and you don't want to miss it. Steven Hilliard is both halves of the House of Adam and Steve, Hamilton’s queer community curator and organizer of 2SLGBTQIA+ events. Hamilton's hometown homo – as Hilliard refers to…
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Things to Do: Pride Events

You can get your queer on at a plenty of events in Hamilton and Halton this month! Uncloseted At The StaircaseIn celebration of queer visibility and the power of bonding through laughter, The Staircase presents a weekend-long festival in recognition of Pride 2023. The Uncloseted Comedy…
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New rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Hamilton

Four sides of the intersection at Ferguson Avenue North and King William Street are now painted in Pride colours. Hamilton unveiled its newest rainbow crosswalk to kick off Pride month at the corner of Ferguson Avenue North and King William Street. The traditional six-colour rainbow colours, along with…
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A safe place: Hamilton Catholic high school raises Pride flag

Father Jarek Pachocki brought Ted Lasso’s message of acceptance – 'We don't NOT care' – to Bishop Ryan’s ceremony. June 1 was a day of many premiere experiences at Hamilton’s Bishop Ryan (BR) Catholic Secondary School. It was the first time Celtic FREE (Fostering Respect, Equality and Experience),…