Peel Pride celebrations are being held in Brampton and Mississauga in June this year

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Published April 23, 2021 at 5:29 pm

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Peel Pride celebrations are moving from July to June to better align with the rest of the Greater Toronto Area.

“Aligning our Pride celebrations with the GTA/GTHA supports unity across our LGBTQ2S+ communities,” chief administrative officer Janice Baker said in a statement.

“As we continue to prioritize community vaccination in response to COVID-19, we will find different ways to celebrate Pride this year.”

Since 2002, Peel has been celebrating Pride in July to avoid competing with Toronto’s June Pride events, giving people the ability to participate in both Toronto and Peel events.

The region says the distinction, while well intended, created confusion among many residents.

“We are not letting COVID get in the way of recognizing the vibrant LGBTQ2S+ communities,” Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said in a statement.

“We’ll be celebrating online through art, performance, and programming for all ages.”

 

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