The Lethbridge Pride Parade took place over the weekend. A large number of vehicles were decked out to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in our city. Over 1,000 people attended the event along with the subsequent Pride in the Park activities. Walkers started at the Civic Ice Centre and ended at Galt Gardens. Lane Sterr, the President of the Lethbridge Pride Fest Society, says this was the first pride parade for Lethbridge in just over two years.
“I think it is so important to be able to come together as a community in physical spaces. The pandemic made us have to isolate and socially distance. We weren’t able to gather as friends, family and as a community. You just can’t replace that with FaceTime or online means. As best as it is, you just can’t replace this. This is phenomenal and it’s so important.”
The first Lethbridge Pride Parade was held in 2007 and the first Alberta Pride Festival was held in Edmonton in 1980.