Gay Globe Magazine Editorial # 144

Roger-Luc Chayer

Place in the program of Pride Montreal 2021:

(According to Fierté Montréal) The Fierté Montréal festival confirms that its flagship event, the Pride March, will be back in person on August 15 and summons the population at noon at Jeanne-Mance Park, for one of the first physical gatherings aimed at supporting 2SLGBTQI + communities since the start of the pandemic, along a new journey!

The event adapts to the current health context, which does not allow the holding of a parade as usually presented, by returning to the sources of the Pride movement. This year, the Pride March will be without vehicles or contingents.

From noon, the reception of participants, who will not have to register in advance, will be at the meeting point located in Jeanne-Mance Park, at the corner of avenue du Mont-Royal and the ‘avenue du Parc, for a departure at 1 p.m. heading south on avenue du Parc, where the Walk will continue until the intersection of boulevard René-Lévesque to head east before turning left on Atateken to end in the Village, on Sainte-Catherine Street.

At 2:30 p.m., the traditional minute of silence will be held, in memory of those who have been victims of AIDS and homophobia. The presence of banners, streamers, decorative structures and the manifestation of demanding messages is authorized and even encouraged, on condition that the respect and safety of all are ensured. In order to comply with health measures, wearing a mask is recommended and several teams will be deployed to ensure safety in all respects.

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Roger-Luc Chayer, editor
Gay Globe Group