Montréal Pride Festival
August 10 to 16, 2020
The Montréal Pride Festival, 360° Edition, starts in
Montréal Pride Festival presents Sandy Duperval as official spokesperson and unveils the Grand Marshals of its 360 Edition!
Montréal Pride will offer an alternative Pride
Following the announcement by the Government of Québec on April 10, that festivals will not be held until August 31, it is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the Pride Parade, the Community Day as well as all programming at Parc des Faubourgs and offsite.
We wish to reassure the sexual and gender diversity communities, for whom the Montréal Pride team has been working hard for the past few weeks to offer them a different and creative festival that respects social distancing measures! An alternative program of celebrating our LGBTQ+ communities will be offered in the coming weeks.
Keep the date from August 10 to 16 in your agenda reserved for a unique 2020 Pride… from home!
MONTRÉAL PRIDE POSITION STATEMENT
June 12, 2020 — In these trying times, the Montréal Pride team wishes to take position and respond to the call to action aimed at ensuring justice for black communities. We recognize that many of us were born into privilege within a society rooted in colonialism, racism and oppression, that good intentions are not enough and that excuses are worthless without change and without restorative justice.
It is more than obvious that anti-black racism exists in Québec, in Montréal and in the daily lives of us all. Those who deny it are part of the problem.
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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for Montréal Pride is the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk). The island called “Montréal” is known as Tiotia:ke in the language of the Kanien’kehá:ka, and it is a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations, including the Algonquin people.