We acknowledge our uninvited presence on the traditional territories of all Yukon First Nations, as well as our staff presence on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwächän Council, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation, the home of the Liard First Nation and the traditional territories of the Kaska Dena Council. We understand that we would not be able to live and work on these territories if it weren't for the history of genocide and the ongoing colonization of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Queer Yukon Society supports, promotes, and organizes events for the LGBTQ2S+ community and our allies in Whitehorse, Yukon. Created in 2013 and incorporated in 2018, Queer Yukon Society has grown the festival from a week-long celebration in Whitehorse to a month-long festival across the territory.
Code of Conduct Yukon Pride Centre is committed to fostering harassment-free community spaces where all employees, volunteers, and community members are treated with respect and dignity. Yukon Pride Centrewill not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on (but not limited to): ancestry, including colour and race; national origin; ethnic or linguistic background or origin; religion or creed, or religious belief, religious association, or religious activity; age; sex, including pregnancy, and pregnancy related conditions; gender identity or gender expression; sexual orientation; physical or mental disability; criminal charges or criminal record; political belief, political association, or political activity; marital or family status; or source of income.
If you have experienced discrimination or harassment in a Yukon Pride Centre community space, please let the event organizer know immediately or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be a Parade in Whitehorse? The 2021 Yukon Pride Planning Committee has been closely following updates from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. As of May 25, 2021, outdoor gatherings are still limited to a maximum of 200 people. With more than 400 attendees at previous parades in Whitehorse, we have decided to take a cautious approach to our 2021 Yukon Pride Festival. In lieu of a large parade in Whitehorse, we will be hosting many smaller gatherings across the Yukon where community members can show their pride and connect with one another. We look forward to connecting with you in the coming weeks and wish everyone a safe and happy Pride month!
Yukon Pride Festival & RCMP In solidarity with Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community who are protesting police brutality and systemic racism, we are clearly stating that any visible RCMP presence is not welcome at any Queer Yukon Society event. This means:
Uniformed police or members of the police force who are part of an organized police presence are not welcome to participate in any of the Yukon Pride Festival events.
Symbols associated with the RCMP or other police forces are also not welcome at any of the Yukon Pride Festival events.
Members of the police force who are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community or allies are, as always, welcome to participate in the Yukon Pride Festival events as civilians.