Why I’m angry about Edmonton Pride’s cancellation in Canada

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04/11/2019

The cancellation of an LGBT Pride festival in Edmonton, Canada is both shocking and cause for concern. It comes in the same year that Pride festivals around the world celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots – a key moment in the history of LGBTI rights both in North America and wider world. The board of of Edmonton Pride posted a statement yesterday saying, ‘It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that the Board of Directors has voted to cancel the 2019 Edmonton Pride Festival. ‘In light of the current political and social environment, it has been determined that any attempt to host a Festival will not be successful.

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