Pride Month is a time to honour the progress made in the fight for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, while also recognizing the ongoing journey towards equality and acceptance.

At Waterloo Public Library, we are dedicated to fostering a sense of belonging and understanding, and invite you to join us in discovering Pride Month reading suggestions, programs, events, and resources designed to educate, entertain, and empower. This is a great opportunity to learn, to have fun and to appreciate how each member of our community contributes to creating safe, welcoming spaces for one another. Together, let’s create a world where everyone can thrive.

Community Events & Resources

  • SPECTRUM Waterloo: PRIDE Events

    For Pride Month, SPECTRUM is excited to work with many great community partners to present a series of events and activities that both celebrate members of our 2SLGBTQ+ communities and promote equal rights and visibility. Remember, Pride is not just a party, it’s a protest.

    To learn more and view events, click here.

  • OK2BME

    OK2BME is a set of supportive services run through KW Counselling for 2SLGBTQIA+ identified youth and teens in Waterloo Region. They have a set of weekly in-person or virtual Pride events including a Pride Prom. To learn more about their upcoming events, click here.

  • tri-Pride

    tri-Pride is a community Pride organization that strives to celebrate diversity in Waterloo Region. Join them for SUMMERFEST 2024 at Victoria Park on Saturday, June 1 from 12-8 pm. To learn more, click here.

  • Family Drag Queen Story Time

    Friday, May 31 | 11am – 1pm
    The Family Centre, Kitchener

    Bring the whole family on this PD day to celebrate the start of Pride Month in Waterloo Region. Local queen and activist Kasha Czech will be hosting a family-friendly drag queen story time in the family centre. It will be an opportunity for those young and young at heart to share in stories about love, and learn that although we are different we are all worthy of rights, dignity and humanity. Learn more here.

  • Kasha Cab - Pride Kickoff Drag Show!

    Friday, May 31 | 8 – 10:30pm
    Up Lounge Waterloo

    It’s the night before Pride Month, and all through the streets, we’ll bring the dance party, with drag queens and great beats! Learn more and get tickets here.

  • Willow River Centre

    Willow River Centre is an open community space for Two-Spirit, IndigiQueer, Racialized, LGBTQ+ members and accomplices to come together.

    Drop-in hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 3pm

    Learn more here.

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