Mayor Laura Cabott has proclaimed August as Yukon Pride Month in Whitehorse.
“Yukon Pride Month supports and promotes events and activities that help to build a strong, safe and vibrant community,” Cabott told city council Monday evening.
The City of Whitehorse is committed to supporting and respecting 2SLGBTQAI+ community members, allies, and employees, she told council.
“Yukon Pride Month invites Yukoners from all communities across the territory to be part of the Pride celebrations, whereas pride 2023 in Whitehorse is being celebrated with events planned from August 5 to the 13th here in the city,” Cabott said.
Yukon Pride Month kicked off this year with the 10th annual pride parade and picnic last Saturday, hosted by the Queer Yukon Society.
According to the society’s website, other events for Yukon Pride Month include:
• Mo Kenny, co-presented by the Yukon Arts Centre, this evening;
• Queers and Beers at Winterlong, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday;
• Teen Pride Month Movie Night, 6 -9 p.m. Friday;
• GayLight All Night: Pride Dance Party, 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday; and
• Drag Brunch with Ilona Verley and guests 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Sunday.
More pride events can be found on the society’s website.