Quebec City Pride
2018 Edition: “Proud otherwise”
The 2018 edition of the Quebec City Pride took place from Thursday August 30 to Sunday September 2, and was celebrated under the theme “Proud otherwise”. Once again, the festival stood out from other Prides by its local, family and committed aspect. This year offered a series of conferences, panels and activities focusing on ways to “Build differently”. The goal was to celebrate diversity while becoming better agents of change. The effort put on mobilization, popular education and awareness emerged during the event by demonstrating an active population on social networks and involvement during the Festival.
Despite the heavy rain, more than 300 people took part in the peaceful march through downtown Quebec. Citizens were then invited to speak publicly, a first in the history of the Quebec City Pride. The significant presence of festival-goers at this event despite the bad weather confirmed the importance of this mobilization.
Activities for women
In order to provide a wider variety of parties for women, two evenings were held. The Soirée Plurielles was organized in collaboration with the Korrigane and the Elles & elle evening in collaboration with the District in the lower town.
Community and mobilization activities
The community day allowed some forty exhibitors, organizations and businesses to meet the population on Saint-Jean Street. The promotion and the good weather brought nearly 8,000 people to stroll on the street animated by several artists.
The Alliance also worked to set up more mobilizing activities including a panel and 3 conferences to demystify sexual diversity and gender plurality. These activities were well received by our audience.
With the goal of becoming more eco-responsible, measures have been put in place. Volunteers received reusable water bottles to reduce the consumption of plastic water bottles at the event sites. In addition, water fountains that we put free at hotspots offered an ecological alternative to festival-goers. For the same purpose, we also offered the possibility to buy eco-cups for the consumption of beers, spirits and liqueurs.