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 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.


Families Under the Rainbow presented in partnership with SPECTRUM
Families Under the Rainbow
Various Dates in July & August (John M. Harper Branch)
SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space
SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space
Discover resources, services and events with SPECTRUM, including a fantastic list of community events happening for Pride.
eBooks & eAudiobooks with downloadLibrary & Libby
eBooks & eAudiobooks with downloadLibrary & Libby
Find a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from downloadLibrary and the Libby app.
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2SLGBTQ+ Cinema
Stream 2SLGBTQ+ films with Kanopy

Community Events & Resources

Pride Month

SPECTRUM - List of 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 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 Summer Festival 2023

Over 50 vendors, a kids zone, a licensed 19+ beergarten, and over 20 performers taking stage at Victoria Park on Saturday, June 10 from 12-8 pm. To learn more, click here

THEMUSEUM - DIY Folding Fans

Grab your friends on June 14 at 7pm for a fun maker workshop where you’ll learn how to make your very own fan! In this 2 hour licensed workshop, you will choose from one of our fabrics or draw your own then take the frame of a fan, measure, cut, glue and enjoy. Learn more about this event and get tickets.

Dive Into Pride - Pride After Party!

Enjoy the ultimate Pride after party, hosted by Kitchener's Comedy Queen, Kasha Czech! Featuring an amazing cast of local talent, Basic Taylor, Nadia Diamond (Miss Tri-Pride 2012), Manny Manila, Fetishini Alfredo, and international diva Madison Ave. Saturday, June 10 from 8:00PM to 11:30PM at Dive Bar in Waterloo. This is a 19+ event. Learn more and buy tickets.

Pre-Pride Party Drag Show - Presented by Cinched Events

Enjoy this Pre-Pride Drag Party on the Rooftop Patio at McCabe's in downtown Kitchener. Hosted by Karma Kameleon, with performances by MissConduct, Elixxirr, Ella Mint, Chimaera, Dallas Ryder and Kitchener's Bubblegum Pop Princess, Darcy Kace. Friday, June 9 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM. Learn more and buy tickets

Locally-sourced Pride and 2SLGBTQIA+ merchandise

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