Victoria Pride Society Bursary

The Victoria Pride Society's mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are—or think they might be—gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, questioning, gender non-binary, asexual, friends and allies. Victoria Pride fosters learning and empowerment through social celebration and networking. We strive to create a better public understanding of our community's history, courage, diversity and future.

Victoria's first official Pride Parade was held in 1993 and had a permit to walk along the sidewalk from Centennial Square to the Parliament Buildings. In subsequent years, the end of the parade expanded into the Pride Festival and moved to Fisherman's Wharf, and then moved once again to MacDonald Park in 2010. Since this incarnation of the Society's creation in 2004, we have focused on supporting the inclusiveness, accessibility and diversity of Pride Week events. Today, we are one of a few national Pride societies who encourage all people to walk the Pride Parade route—generating thousands of people
'proudly' walking the streets of Victoria for themselves, colleagues or loved ones.

The Victoria Pride Society has always been volunteer-based and we acknowledge that the work we do is, and has been built on, the work of the ones who came before us. As our community, sponsors and supporters grow, so too does the opportunity to give back to our community. As the direct result of our hard-working volunteers, we are able to offer a bursary to one member of our community. The bursary seeks to help someone who considers themselves to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex or gender non-binary.

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