is an annual LGBT pride
parade and festival, held in Greater Sudbury
Held for the first time in 1997, the event was originally organized by a committee that included sociologist Gary Kinsman
. Originally held in August of each year, the event has been held in July since 2007.
It is currently the only Pride event in the Northern Ontario
region. In 2006, This Magazine
cited Sudbury Pride as an event which, because of the city's working class culture, feels "real, dangerous, like Pride's supposed to feel.""We're here...and here...and here...", This Magazine
, May/June 2006.
Following a raising of the Pride Flag
at Tom Davies Square
to launch the festival, a week-long series of events is held,. Northern Life
, January 14, 2010. including film screenings at the downtown Rainbow Cinema
theatre as well as events at Science North
, Market Square, Bell Park
, the downtown branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library
and various bars and restaurants in the city's downtown core, including Zig's, the city's only gay bar.. Northern Life
, July 16, 2010. On the final day of the festival, a march takes place through downtown.