Press Release

Marie-Ève Baron Appointed Vice-President of Montréal Pride’s Board of Directors

Montréal, June 15 2020 – The Montréal Pride Festival is proud to announce the appointment of Marie-Ève Baron as Vice-President of its Board of Directors.  A member of the Francophone world’s largest LGBTQ+ festival for 10 years, she first served as a community representative and then as Board secretary before being nominated by her peers at the Board’s June 3rd meeting.

Marie-Ève has over 23 years of experience in various sectors of both engineering and management.  A recognized specialist in engineering management on behalf of both small and large corporations as well as an expert in telecommunications, embedded computer systems and project management, she has been a professor of electrical engineering technology since 2017. She has additionally acted as a project management consultant for various corporate clients for over 7 years.

Beyond her career in engineering, Marie-Ève is a very committed trans women, active in advocating for the rights of individuals of the gender and sexual diversity. This mother first began her volunteering as a member of the Board of Aide aux Trans du Québec (ATQ) in 2008.  In 2010, she was appointed for the first time as a community representative on the Montréal Pride Board. Two years later, she was reappointed for a second term before soon becoming the Board’s secretary and, now, its Vice-chairperson.

In parallel, Marie-Ève has been actively involved in several projects including many local, national and international organisations such as the ATQ, the Quebec LGBTQ Council, GRIS Montréal, the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, Canada Pride and InterPride.  She is highly appreciated for her versatility, her professionalism and her commitment to the full recognition of the rights of our gender and sexual diversity communities and people.

“I am very proud to continue serving within Montréal Pride and proud also of the confidence my community colleagues have shown me through this appointment! I approach this mandate in a spirit of humility and benevolence: I believe that differences, even if they can sometimes be frightening, must be named and valued. We must deconstruct these fears since they have no basis in reality.   Only when we realize this can we begin to really move forward together,” she said.

To learn more about the Montréal Pride team:  https://fiertemtl.com/en/about-us/team/

About the Montréal Pride Festival
Since 2007, at the initiative of Montréal’s LGBTQ+ communities, the Montréal Pride Festival has been promoting their rights and celebrating their cultural richness and social advances. The largest gathering of the communities of sexual and gender diversity (SGD) in the Francophone world works locally on a daily basis while serving as a beacon of hope for people living in LGBTQ+ hostile regions of the globe. In 2019, the festival generated a total attendance of 3.4 million admissions. In 2020, the festivities will be held from August 10 to 16. More information is available on the web page, the Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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François Laberge
Communications Director
[email protected]
Telephone: 514 779-6134

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