Pride and LGBTQ+ Health Panel Discussion & Workshop

June 15, 2021

On Thursday June 10th, we hosted a panel discussion with community leaders for a look at where we’ve been and where we are now. If you missed the event, not to worry! You can watch it below via our YouTube channel: 



Our Panelists:
Tara Buchanan
Brantford Pride: Challenges and the importance of early community organizing
Mike Kirk
When Pride was Illegal, participating in Pride before the decriminalization of homosexuality
Ken Giesen
Queer history in Brantford, and current challenges in Pride organizing
Graham Crawford
Participation in early Pride activities and the impact of these experiences on LGBTQ+ individuals
Christine Wildman
The impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ communities
Dick Passmore
The ongoing impact of Haldimand/Nofolk Pride, and challenges organizing during COVID-19
Cameron Kroetsch
The impact of COVID-19 on Hamilton Pride
Matthew Lewis
Health challenges currently facing the LGBTQ+ community, especially in the context of COVID-19