The Comox Valley Pride Committee has officially become a legal society. The organization is looking forward to encouraging and celebrating the LGBTQ2+ community in the Valley.
A board of directors has been established and is moving forward in planning for 2018.
The mission of the Pride Society of the Comox Valley is: To unite the Comox Valley Pride community, to be visible and to celebrate diversity.
Comox Valley Pride has as its primary initiatives:
•communicating with government, community and corporations to discuss LGBTQ+ related issues in the community and workplace;
•serving as a resource for youth focused programs and service groups – advocating on behalf of LGBTQ2+ youth in areas where they are not being fairly acknowledged or represented;
•contributing to the community as a resource and as active members of society.
With these new developments, Comox Valley Pride is looking for volunteers to support ongoing efforts to unite the LGBTQ2+ community, increase their visibility, and to celebrate diversity in the Valley.
The society will continue to celebrate the local Pride community with a variety of activities during Pride Week in August.
Support is welcomed from anyone who wishes to support the cause, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Visit comoxvalleypride.ca to complete a short survey, and to connect on Facebook to assist in event planning.