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  • ASL Interpretation
  • Sighted Guides
  • Audio Description

July 14, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Halifax Pride

Hosted by Halifax Pride

The Halifax Pride Festival is an annual 11 day gathering in the Halifax Regional Municipality for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It features over 150 community and Pride organized events celebrating the history, culture, activism, and perseverance of the queer community. While the Halifax Pride Society organizes a number of large and small scale events, we engage actively with various queer groups and individuals throughout the year to support them in the planning of their own events and activities. 

Accessibility

We understand that our Festival Site at the Garrison Grounds is not accessible to everyone. We have been trying new efforts each year for the past number of years to make it as accessible as possible, but we recognize it will never be completely accessible to everyone, as many spaces are not. We engage the community and our Accessibility Coordinator each year to find ways to make the grounds physically accessible such as flattening the entrance gate, installing Mobi-mats, and filling holes on the field. We always welcome new suggestions and encourage folks to take part in our Accessibility Committee, or reach out to adam@halifaxpride.com.

The Info Booth is located at the Sackville St entrance to the site, right beside the street before entering the gates. Volunteers at the booth are able to provide information about accessible entrances and exits, ASL interpretation, accessible seating on-site, sighted guides, and much more.

American Sign Language interpretation is offered at all live, in-person entertainment events as well as all online events. We always try to centre ASL interpreters in a place that is easily viewable for guests, and place signage that easily indicates accessible viewing areas on-site. 

Organizations

Halifax Pride

205-2099 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3B2, Canada

Email: info@halifaxpride.com

Beginning in 1988 with Halifax's very first Pride March, members of the city's gay and lesbian community organized Pride Week without the benefit of legal protections. Amidst growing unrest about rampant prejudice and discrimination, that first Pride March was primarily a protest over the lack of legal protection from discrimination, and the all-too-common threat of homophobic violence. About 75 people marched through Halifax's North End that first year. A handful wore paper bags over their heads, not out of shame, but out of the very real fear for their livelihoods and their safety. Since that time, the Halifax Pride Festival has grown into a celebration that includes numerous events that highlight the unique character of our diverse community, welcoming upwards of 120,000 participants every summer.