Pride perseveres

Story by Stacie Gaetz

Summer 2021

When the organizers of Airdrie’s inaugural Pride event in 2019 saw more than 2,000 people come to Nose Creek Park to stand in solidarity, they could have never imagined that it would be the only in-person celebration of gay rights for the next two years.

However, the Airdrie Pride Society (APS) has not let COVID-19 restrictions stop them from celebrating their rights.

Last June, the group created the first Pride on Your Porch event where residents all across the city were invited to bring the rainbow pathway from Nose Creek Park to their front doors.

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