Apply for Community Events Funding Support Now!

Applications are now available for the 2018 Community Events Funding Program

Do you want to organize an event during the Pride festival, but require a little support? The Halifax Pride Society is eager to support those who wish to create and host 2SLGBTQ+ community events that celebrate our history, build bridges between diverse communities, enrich quality of life for residents, and foster community pride.

The goal of the Community Event Funding Program is to offer financial assistance to help community event ideas become a reality. Funding decisions will be made by a committee of community volunteers. All decisions will be final and applicants will be notified of the results by April 1, 2018.

To learn more about the Community Events Funding Program, see if you and your event qualify, or submit an application, click here

Call for 2018 Performers and Speakers Now Open

With planning for the 2018 Festival well underway, Halifax Pride is looking for input and feedback from our community. Let us know who you want to see this year. 

Visit the Performers page to submit your suggestion for a speaker, artist, or performer. All suggestions are reviewed by our Programming Committee.

Halifax Pride and the Programming Committee are also accepting submissions from speakers, artists, and performers to perform at Halifax Pride events. Submissions must be received by Thursday, March 1st. Selected performers will be contacted by early April. Due to the volume of submissions received, we may be unable to respond to all who submit applications.

Programming of QBIPOC and Trans* speakers/performers will be prioritized. If you are an artist who is Black, Indigenous, a Person of Colour, and/or a member of the Trans* community, and wish to self identify, we welcome you to indicate this in your application.

Events being programmed by the Halifax Pride Programming Committee include but are not limited to:

  • Outdoor Dances
  • Speakers Series
  • Comedy Shows
  • Live Music Shows

Find both the submission application, and performer and artist suggestion form here

Community Meeting - February 26

On Monday, February 26th, Halifax Pride will host a community meeting in the Halifax Central Library. Halifax Pride organizes regular monthly meetings to gather feedback and update the community on our activities. Halifax Pride invites community input on a variety of subjects but we especially hope to gather community feedback on: 

  • Preliminary Pride Festival planning
  • Community goals for the 2018 festival


Halifax Pride February Community Meeting
Halifax Central Library - Creative Lab, 2nd Floor
Monday, February 26th
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

  • Snacks and light refreshments will be offered.
  • The Halifax Central Library is a wheelchair accessible space.
  • Gender neutral washrooms are identified on site.
  • ASL interpretation services may be arranged by emailing adam@halifaxpride.com a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event.
  • Halifax Pride is working to ensure an active listener is on site.
  • On site childcare can be provided.
  • Those requiring travel assistance may obtain Metro Transit tickets from the organizers at the event.

All Halifax Pride events are guided by the Safer Spaces Policy.

Community Meeting - January 29

On Monday, January 29th, Halifax Pride will host a community meeting in the Halifax Central Library. Halifax Pride organizes regular monthly meetings to gather feedback and update the community on our activities. Halifax Pride invites community input on a variety of subjects but we especially hope to gather community feedback on:

  • Preliminary Pride Festival planning

  • Community goals for the 2018 festival

  • New projects and ways for Pride to give back to the community
     

 

Halifax Pride January Community Meeting

Halifax Central Library - Creative Lab, 2nd Floor
Monday, January 29th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Snacks and light refreshments will be offered.

  • The Halifax Central Library is a wheelchair accessible space.

  • Gender neutral washrooms are identified on site.

  • ASL interpretation services may be arranged by emailing adam@halifaxpride.com a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event.

  • Halifax Pride is working to ensure an active listener is on site.

  • On site childcare can be provided.

  • Those requiring travel assistance may obtain Metro Transit tickets from the organizers at the event.

 

SAFER SPACES STATEMENT

Halifax Pride is committed to encouraging conditions for safer spaces at our community gatherings. Everyone must feel respected, valued for who they are, and able to express themselves, regardless of their gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, age, physical or mental ability.

 

Halifax Pride commits to and encourages all those who gather with us to:

  • Speak from personal experiences and avoid speaking on behalf of others

  • Try to use "I" statements to share reactions or experiences "I feel..." "I am affected by..."

  • Don't make assumptions about others’ identity or experiences

  • Be mindful of how long and often we speak so that everyone has a chance to contribute

  • Consider the impact of privilege and intersectionality on discussions

  • Listen to each other so we understand the various perspectives

  • Clarifying questions are encouraged

  • Share beliefs, opinions, and points of view rather than judgements

  • Allow others to speak and refrain from side conversations

  • Maintain confidentiality. Information shared that should stay inside these walls.

  • Notify a meeting organizer with specific concerns about being identified or photographed

  • We are all here to learn and all have things to offer the space

To our Halifax 2SLGBTQ+ community:

Halifax Pride has taken your concerns about Trixie Mattel’s previous comedy sketch very seriously - this is a regrettable situation. 

Upon receiving the complaint, we immediately reached out to our partners, including those in the Jewish community, for guidance. We also reached out to the artist and have received confirmation that this particular act will not be part of January’s Laugh-and-a-Half event. 

Halifax Pride is committed to creating spaces and opportunities that are safe, inclusive, and respectful to all communities. We look forward to presenting a comedy performance from Trixie Mattel and other performers that is reflective of these values.

Adam Reid
Executive Director