(Photo by Victoria Pride Society/Facebook)

For the second year in a row, the Victoria Pride Society is hosting a free Pride month kick-off event just for young people.

The Youth Pride Kickoff Party invites all LGBTQ2+ and Ally youth to join them in the main Fairfield Recreation Centre building to celebrate the beginning of Pride month in Victoria.

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Geared specifically towards creating a fun environment for young people to celebrate in, this multi-room event will feature music, food and beverages, clothing swap, craft tables (button making, clothing graffiti, patches, etc.), an . outdoor space, a Drag Makeup Workshop, and a room to just chill in.

The organizers will be rounding out the night with a variety show featuring both youth and seasoned performers.

In the spirit of inclusivity and ensuring a safe space for all, participants are required to refrain from exhibiting or expressing any form of oppression and anything that can harm or limit others’ mental and physical well-being.

Happening this Saturday, the event will be also attended by volunteer youth workers and safer space/harm reduction workers.

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This kickoff party is the first of many Pride Month events being hosted by the society in Victoria, with the main showstopper being the annual Pride Parade and Festival on July 7th.

For the first time ever, those who can’t make it down to one of the most lively events in the city can enjoy it from the comfort of their homes.

Victoria Buzz is partnering with the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) to bring you a livestream of the 25th annual Victoria Pride Parade.

Stay tuned for more info on what to expect (hint: there’ll be prizes)!

Youth Pride Kick Off Party

  • When: Saturday, June 22nd, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Fairfield Recreation Centre, 1330 Fairfield Rd
  • Admission: FREE!
    Note: This event is for youth 18 and under.