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My First Pride Story

My first pride happened in June 2016. I had already come out to my parents and it was my last month of high school. The first day I went was the day before the parade, so I wandered around The Forks by myself until I finally found some friends from school. It was a great […]

My First Pride Story

My First Pride was in 2016 it started out as a way to get our family involved to support our daughter who recently opened up to us about being gay. We weren’t quite sure what to expect but we just knew we wanted to be a part of it to show her we love and […]

My First Pride Story

The first time I went to pride I was 18 years old. My parents weren’t on board with my sexuality at the time so I lied and said I was visiting a friend that day. The entire time I was in a state of panic and was avoiding all cameras I could. In spite of […]

My First Pride Story

My first Pride was also Winnipeg’s first Pride in 1987. We marched from Vimy Ridge Park to the Legislative grounds. I seem to remember about 200 people, some of them with bags on their heads because you could still be fired for being gay back then. There was only one protester and he held a […]

My First Pride Story

My first Pride FINALLY happened in 2017. I’m a local photographer and usually I’m photographing during the weekend of the festivities so we always miss it. However in 2017 we had our first same-sex couple and couldn’t have been happier to celebrate! My husband and I walked the parade with our couple and photographed their […]

My First Pride Story

It was 1987. The year of the first annual Gay Pride March in Winnipeg, and I was going to be part of it. The inclusion of sexual orientation in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms had just passed legislation. This was an extra special reason to celebrate. A few hundred people met at Vimy […]

My First Pride Story

My First Pride Story in Winnipeg was at the first March in 1987. It was a time of great fear and anticipation as the Aids Crisis was starting to have a profound impact on our community. Some political leaders wanted our community to be quarantined. Some were getting fired from work because of their health. […]

My First Pride Story

I am transgender / M2F Transexual and experienced my first pride parade last year. I was very nervous about going out, and who might see me, as I was fully dressed as a woman, but once there was amazed at the acceptance and friendliness. Was an amazing experience and enjoyed it totally Charlene H.

My First Pride Story

I attended my first Winnipeg Pride around the same time we were starting up Pride North of 55. I was still “in the closet” somewhat and Pride blew my mind. Everyone was so open and happy to “just be”, not too worried about labels which was refreshing. It helped me accept myself to meet so […]

My First Pride Story

Pride Winnipeg 2017 was my first pride festival. I was 13 at the time and both excited and nervous. Everyone I talked to there made me feel welcome and empowered so I immediately felt comfortable. I ended up walking in the parade at the end and had the time of my life! I’m definitely coming […]