About Pride Hamilton
Pride Hamilton incorporated in November 2018 and plans an annual event in Gage Park (following the success of Pride 2018). Pride 2018 was run by a group of local community volunteers who wanted to put on a large celebration in a central city park.
Our first official Pride as an organization took place in 2019 at Gage Park. Pride organizing in Hamilton has been happening since 1991. Pride will be celebrating 30 years of Pride in Hamilton in 2021.
Pride Hamilton does not define itself using traditional mission, vision, or values statements. While we will continue to support and stand with Hamilton's Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ communities, the main focus of our organization is to plan Pride events in the months of May and June each year. We hope to expand this work as the organization builds capacity. Pride Hamilton gave a presentation at a Community Meeting on March 10, 2020 to let the Hamilton community know where we stand with respect to organizing for Pride 2020. Pride is planning a Community Meeting for early February 2021 and will be making an announcement about it in early 2021.
Our Board of Directors
Pride Hamilton appointed 5 new members to its Board and 2 new members to its Transition Board on December 8, 2020. These Board members will serve in their positions until the current Board term expires on October 31, 2021. Incoming members of the Transition Board will replace outgoing members in 2021. *Steph Adams is also a member of our Board (profile forthcoming).