Nanaimo—Ladysmith Celebrates Pride Week!

Celebrating love, equality and diversity at the Nanaimo Pride Parade and Festival! As Pride celebrations begin across Canada, I’m proud to stand in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ2+ community, alongside New Democrats from across the country. Canada’s NDP / Le NPD du Canada will always advance human rights with LGBTQ2+ Canadians, and together, we will build a more just and inclusive society, where we all rise.

At Pride, we salute the brave actions of the pioneers and trailblazers that laid the foundation to ensure that queer rights are human rights. And we will keep fighting so the federal government matches words with actions, to end the discriminatory blood ban; fund PREP through a national pharmacare program, and make gender-optional identification a reality.

Big thanks to the Nanaimo Pride Society for celebrating, and promoting inclusivity, acceptance, and respect in the Nanaimo region. Thank you to volunteers and participants for making yesterday’s parade so fun! I look forward to marching, celebrating and advocating with you in the days and years to come. Happy Pride Nanaimo —Ladysmith!