Drugs, drinking, and parties - these have been a focal point of pride celebrations for many members of our community. This Pride Talk will focus the conversation on how to balance the pressures and opportunities to use with the desire to remain or begin actively participating in the community. We’ll ask panelists to speak openly about their experiences using substances, their coping strategies that allow them to exist in 2SLGBTQIA+ spaces, and what Pride PEI can do better to facilitate sober spaces and safer substance use during the Festival, and throughout the year.
Safer Space Agreement:
Pride PEI is dedicated to providing space that is accessible, inclusive, and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. In this space, we will treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, levels of ability, and all our other diverse identities. Everyone entering this space has a responsibility to uphold these values.
Pride PEI and the PEI Pride Festival operate in Mi’kma’ki, the homeland of the Mi’kmaq People. We recognize that the land on which we gather is the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq First Nation, and we pay our respects to the Indigenous Mi’kmaq people of this territory: past, present, and future. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” with Mi’kmaq Peoples.