SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018
Saturday Workshops 9:00am – 10:15am
Standing Bi: Bisexual & Pansexual issues and identities in Pride
Jacq Brasseur (They/Them)
Fierte Canada Pride & UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
Bisexual and pansexual people make up the largest sub-category of the LGBTQ+ community, yet are less likely to be out of the closet, experience higher rates of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse than gay and lesbian people, and are more likely to experience sexual violence than gay or lesbian people. What does Pride feel like for bisexual and pansexual people, and how can you be more inclusive to pan/bi people in your organizing? Non-monosexual people are standing by, ready to party with your Pride, and you just have to invite us in.
Guadalajara Pride Field Study/Estudio de campo Guadalajara Pride 2018
Emmanuel Temores (He/Him/Él)
Guadalajara Pride and Kaliopeo
The presentation documents a field study on the LGBTI population that has been carried out for the second year during the Guadalajara Pride in Mexico. The goal of the study was to generate information that makes it possible to show the reality of the LGBTI population within an area, so that this information can contribute to decision making in regards to public order. The study was carried out by and with key populations within the city, who sought to provide accessible and free information. The consultancy firm Kaliopeo was in charge of developing the methodology and the coordination of pollsters.
Se presenta la experiencia de un estudio de campo sobre población LGBTI que se ha realizado por segundo año consecutivo a través de una encuesta durante el Guadalajara Pride en México, con el objetivo de generar información que permita evidenciar la realidad de la población LGBTI para que posteriormente esta información contribuya a la toma de decisiones de orden público. El estudio se ha realizado de la mano con actores clave en la ciudad, buscando ofrecer información accesible y gratuita para su aprovechamiento. La consultora Kaliopeo es quien ha desarrollado la metodología y convocado a voluntarios, además de alojar un reporte completo en su página web.
Strategic Activism in Pride
Frank van Dalen (He/Him)
In last years we have seen a push back within our own communities when it comes to Pride events. This partly has to do with the perception of Pride. Furthermore Human Rights have become increasingly important within Pride. Many Prides, big and small, are trying to find ways to include Human Rights aspects in their programs to become more relevant and cater the needs of the public. But how can we cater to the needs of the community? How can you do more than only inform the public? How can you also have an impact on the legal or social climate regarding LGBTI-themes on local or international levels?
Political scientist Holzacker defined the strategy “High Profile Politics” that was introduced by Frank van Dalen as a successful strategy for social change. In this workshop we will share dos and don’ts in order to set up a successful Pride Strategy to grow your pride and develop meaningful partnerships to deepen your pride agenda and broaden the target groups.
Accounting for Pride – How Can We Count All The Rainbows?
Jon Markee (He/Him)
Do you ever lose sleep about the financial accounting within your Pride organization? Maybe you’re concerned about how the community perceives the transparency of your finances. Or, maybe you doubt the logic behind those decisions yourself. What about theft, fraud, and embezzlement… would you be able to identify any of these risks before they happen? If one Pride organizations falls victim to any of these crimes, it could cast a shadow over Pride organizations everywhere.
Let’s work to put your mind at ease by discussing some best practices for making transparent financial decisions and effective budgeting. Whether you use QuickBooks, Xero, Spreadsheets, or something else; there are some simple safeguards your organization should be using.
Cultural Room (West Room)
InterPride Theme Workshop
Gallery Suite I
Perin Hurewitz (She/Her/Hers)
Saturday Keynote 10:45am – 12:00 pm
Keynote Address: “The More We Get Together: A Convening Nerd’s Observations About How we Gather to Learn, Celebrate, and Build a New World”
Centennial Hall A & B
Jocelyn MacDouggell (She/Her)
Building containers for folks to celebrate, discuss, learn, and transform is an incredible privilege. When convening gatherings of folks dedicated to social justice work, the privilege and responsibility are, for me, enhanced. In this talk, I reflect on my observations in this work, and dig into the areas where I'm finding rich and challenging learnings, particularly those that are relevant to convening at Pride. How do we explore and build bravery, instead of safety, in our gatherings, and what does that mean for those of us with privilege? How do we practice getting comfortable with being uncomfortable? What are the ways that a personal practice of awareness can be amplified and refracted into community—and movement—building? I'll explore these questions and others designed to help us create a fabulous future in which there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all.
Saturday Workshops 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Let’s Get It On: Effective and Engaging Sexual Health Promotion at Pride
Natalya Mason (She/Her)
Saskatoon Sexual Health
Meeting new people and exploring new relationships is a time honoured tradition at Pride. As such, Pride organizers should be prepared to support attendees as they enjoy the festivities in a way that is fun, safe, and informed. This workshop takes a sex positive approach, and discusses how we can successfully integrate sexual health promotion into Pride Festivals. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of past successes and failures, and the chance to problem-solve unique barriers or challenges in jurisdictions where sexual health promotion is simply not possible. Special attention will be given to working with diverse populations, and creating strategies that resonate with the entire LGBTQ2S+ community. This workshop will also focus on building testing sites into festivals, effective collaboration amongst community partners, and engaging ways of increasing education and knowledge around sexual health and STBBIs at your festival. It will also include a brief refresher on what exactly that acronym stands for.
For Families Like Us: Diversifying Your Pride for Polyamorous and Non-Monogamous Folks
Mx Nillin (They/Them)
This workshop will provide you with an introductory look at polyamory, polyfidelity, and non-monogamy, as well as all of the diverse relationship and familial structures that exist outside of the confines of single-partner monogamy. We will explore the numerous social, economic, and political machinations that work to stigmatize multiple-partner bonds while simultaneously discussing ways to create safe, affirmative, and inclusive spaces that consider relationships, and families, of all shapes and sizes.
LGBT Online Marketing - Tips & Techniques for 2018
Matthew Skallerud (He/Him)
Pink Banana Media
We will be touching on the key topics of micro-targeting the LGBTQ community online via banner ads and Facebook, as well as delving in the world of LGBTQ bloggers and influencers. We'll show you how you're able to target your specific LGBTQ audience using programmatic advertising technology, and we'll touch on the integration of an ad campaign such as this with social media and how it can incorporate blogs, photos and videos about LGBTQ life in, and travel to, your destination, utilizing the same targeting power as well. We'll also discuss the role of LGBTQ influencers, and how some of their social media activity can be leveraged to enhance and drive LGBTQ awareness and attendance to your event.
Creating Authentic Spaces: Creating Authentic Spaces: Pronouns
Jacq Hixon Vulpe (They/Them) The 519
Curran Stikuts (He/Him) The 519
Both of the Creating Authentic Spaces workshops are part of The 519’s Trans Inclusion Matters campaign and education curriculum which is designed to challenge transphobia and to foster environments that are inclusive of gender identity and gender expression. They will explore the experiences and challenges faced by trans people and will support participants in developing approaches to foster environments that are inclusive of all gender identities and gender expressions.
Cultural Room (West Room)