What is Barrie Pride? Barrie Pride is accepting who you are and empowering others to be themselves. It’s about being proud of who we are and advocating for those who are oppressed and victimized for being LGBTQ2+ or being themselves. We are about inspiring everyone in our community to recognize how unique and amazing we all are.
Our sixth year as Barrie Pride has been an exceptional time of change within our community and the world. Never before has the need for this organization to exist been more apparent. Never before have the many faces of the Barrie Pride community been more important.
We want to thank our entire community for the support and positive changes for education inclusion and equality that are made everyday in this world for Pride; Because it Matters.
The 2019 Barrie Pride Volunteer Council Team
The Barrie Pride Team
All of Barrie Pride's board of directors and team members are volunteers.
Talent & Volunteer Coordinator
Borden Pride Network Partner in Pride
Visual Image Developer
Digital Content Associate
Assistant Talent Coordinator
Barrie Pride Timeline
September: Barrie Pride forms and officially launches September 1, 2013
November: Transgender Day of Remembrance flag raising at City Hall. Barrie becomes the first City Hall in the province to raise the Transgender flag on TDoR.
February: Raise the Rainbow Flag at City Hall in support of LGBT athletes at the Sochi Olympic Games
April: First anti-bullying Day of Pink in Barrie
First Pride Prom in Barrie
June: Pride Week in Barrie
“Warm up to World Pride”
Seven brand new LGBT events
First Pride Parade in Barrie’s history
October: First open LGBT themed Halloween club night in Barrie
May: Barrie Pride gives back at the “Hike for Hospice” with a team of LGBTs and Allies, raising money for Hospice Simcoe
June: Second annual Pride Week
First LGBT festival in Barrie
August: First time an LGBT organization enters a booth at Kempenfest
November: First time an LGBT organization enters a float in Barrie’s Santa Claus Parade
June: Third annual Barrie Pride Week
4,000+ festival guests
July: Barrie Pride visits Orlando, FL with banner of support for The Pulse
December: First all-LGBT headliner comedy night in Barrie
June: Fourth annual Barrie Pride Week
2,000+ marchers and 6,000+ festival guests
First Drag Queen Storybook reading in Canada
August: First series of LGBT themed pop-up events in Barrie
September: First weekly LGBT social night in Barrie begins
First Pride themed Delta Bingo event
November: First LGBT themed green social in Barrie
Barrie Pride board members host the Barrie Arts Awards
Barrie Pride witnesses the Government of Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Apology in person
January: Barrie Pride launches the “Because It Matters” campaign.
April: Barrie Pride becomes the first pride in North America to adopt and endorse U=U
Barrie Pride becomes first Pride to name U=U as Parade Grand Marshal
June: First 3-day LGBT Festival in Barrie and Simcoe County
First Transgender Pride March in Barrie
January-June: 2019 Reconstruction to serve you better
May: Barrie Pride assists Dawna Brown, a transgender woman, in being moved from a male prison to a female facility
• Barrie Pride attends International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia march
• First Ontario Partners In PRIDE (PiP) meeting at The Ridge Resort and Campground
• “Drag Me To Dinner” Drag Show Event with PiP member, Borden Pride Network
Social Media Anti-Bullying Policy
Barrie PRIDE is here as an advocacy and celebration organization of LGBTQ2+ community concerns and events. We welcome and encourage positive posts, support, event and info sharing on our page. We advocate equality diversity and inclusivity.
We do not allow bullying or harassment on Barrie PRIDE’s social media. Administration will investigate, then remove and block bullying, non-constructive and abusive comments immediately.
We thank you for respecting our social media anti-bullying policy.