Brighton joins with Peterborough group creating additional space for LGBTQ2+ youth and families


Brighton has a Pride bench located in its downtown as a year-round celebration of its LGBTQ2+ community. It is holding its first Pride event in Memorial Park on June 11, 2023.

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In the past few years, Brighton has joined many municipalities in celebrating Pride Month. It raises a Pride Flag like the others. It has created a Rainbow crosswalk like many others. There is even a Pride Walk put on by a local church. But this is the first year time it has organized a Pride Day event. Several residents have joined with the Peterborough AIDS Resource Network or PARN to put on this inaugural gathering at Memorial Park on Sunday.

What’s more, you will hear about the ongoing work being done in the community to support the LGBTQ2+ community year-round. Besides creating safe spaces for local youth, there are plans to organize an adult group, as well. Have a listen.

Originally aired: June 9, 2023

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