What does a queer-friendly future look like? That was the question that TransArtivistProject took to Pride Haldimand Norfolk's Pride 2022 celebration in Caledonia on May 28, 2022.
It was a great celebration, with performances of drag queens, Barney the purple dinosaur, Danny Diamond, and well-known public speakers that talked about the importance of being your authentic self. There was a photo booth, more than 30 vendors and community partners, and even Free Mom Hugs was there to support the community.
More than twenty individuals stopped by our tent and spent time creating art to share with the community. The completed images appear as part of a display that is currently making the rounds of the three branches of the Haldimand Norfolk Public Libraries.
TransArtivistProject has also created this beautiful poster which incorporates all of the images that were made, and gifted it to Pride Haldimand Norfolk to use in whatever way they see fit. "This is a local Pride project and belongs to the community" Maude Stephany said. "We're so happy that we were a part of this event, and look forward to returning again next year to make something wonderful with Pride Haldimand Norfolk for 2023."