Pride 2022

Pride Parade will be on July 9th, leaving at 11am from the Cornwall Aquatic Centre, followed by a festival at Lamoureux Park from 12-8pm. Festival includes live music, BBQ, children’s tent, drag performances, So You Think You Can Drag contest, beer tent, bouncy castles, and vendors.

 

Pride week includes the following events:
  • July 3: Pride Brunch at Cornwall Legion, Belly Dancing with Yafa Arts & Crafts 1-2pm Near Splash Pad at Lamoureux
  • July 4: An Evening with Christine Rogerson Medium/Healer(https://fb.me/e/2ymvCwH4b)
  • July 5: Pride Paint Night at Seaway Valley Community Health Centre 5-7pm hosted by Art by Jade Thompson and Brett Desrosiers. To register email jadethompson@live.ca
  • July 6: Songwriting Workshop at O’Neil Studios Instructors Group hosted by Señorita Sin (https://fb.me/e/2Ccv6ebGQ)
  • July 7: Queers and Beers at Rurban Brewing 5pm-7pm, with music by Subtle
  • July 7: Legal Issues for LGBTQ folx at Cornwall Public Library hosted by Your Cornwall Lawyer – Journey Law – 6pm Cornwall Public Library
  • July 8: Pride Gala at La Maison Tavern / The House Featuring Kiki Coe, Doors open at 7pm Show at 8pm Tickets $25 (https://fb.me/e/5Br0sFIkU)
  • July 9: Pride Parade (https://fb.me/e/2EwvGSzRk)
    and Festival at Lamoureux Park(https://fb.me/e/1BvNNCd2y)
  • July 10: Pride Worship at Knox – St. Paul’s United Faith Community – 10AM – 800 Twelfth Street East
For questions, to sponsor or to order merch for pride please contact cornwall.diversity@gmail.com
ABOUT US

Founded: 2016

Diversity Cornwall is a non-profit organization founded to coordinate the annual Cornwall Pride Festival and other community events with the goal of fostering diversity, unity, and visibility.

We are using public awareness and education about the 2SLGBTQ+ community as a way to combat homophobia and discrimination.

OUR MISSION

Diversity Cornwall promotes equality and wellness for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals in the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry area through community events, education, and advocacy. The Organization serves the interests of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Our volunteer Board of Directors is committed to engaging the community and creating opportunities to bring diversity to the forefront of social change. 

Liz
She/Her

Liz was born and raised in Cornwall and joined the board in 2017. She is passionate about creating space for 2SLGBTQ+ families and youth in Cornwall to find representation and a sense of community. She loves to cook/bake, take photos and spend time with friends and family. She has two toddlers and is so grateful that they will grow up in town that celebrates diversity.

Rebecca
She/Her

Rebecca is the Volunteer Coordinator for Diversity Cornwall. She’s a mother to two daughters and is also a wife. She’s been a vocal activist for human rights and her perfect world is anti-racist and guided by intersectional feminism, a world where who she loves has zero bearing outside of her own feelings. 

Alex
He/Him

Alex was born and raised in Cornwall and has recently joined Diversity Cornwall as Treasurer to help out the community. He is an avid gamer in all aspects and edits a dungeons & dragons podcast in his spare time. He loves creating things from cooking to building. He is an avid explorer of our fair city and finds all it has to offer from the local thrift store to the little family restaurants. 

Virginia Dipierro
She/Her

Virginia joined the board of Diversity/Diversité Cornwall in 2021 but is no stranger to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. She served on the board of Project 10 (P10) in Montreal from 1999 to 2006, worked closely with Diversity/Diversité Montreal and Fierté, and took part in several community building coalitions. Virginia has been involved in planning and development of P10 to include trans youth in
1999. Virginia loves to sing and dance and is thrilled to create a more inclusive community.

Kurt Remiersma
He/Him

Kurt is Diversity’s Youth Engagement Coordinator. He is a proud gay man looking to help everybody grow up comfortable in their own skin, and an activist for everybody to get to live their lives happily on their own terms. When he is not out fighting for inclusive spaces for queer youth of Cornwall, he is streaming videogames, playing Pokémon, and providing tech support.

 

Suzanna Neville
She/Her

Suzanna is one of the Coordinator’s of the Gender Affirmation Program, and she is also a mom of an amazing nonbinary young adult.  She is a strong ally and advocate for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Suzanna believes that every person has the right to love and be loved and to be their true self.  

Caitlen Coates
She/Her

Caitlen is a proud queer member of Cornwall who is originally from Dryden Ontario. She is a fur mama and our social media manager. Her goal is to increase local awareness and support for the alphabet mafia. As well as, to prompt positive conversation and education to help build a greater understanding of alternative views on love, companionship, and inclusiveness.

Steph Coleman
He/Him

Steph was born and raised in Cornwall. He is the proud co-coordinator of the Gender Affirmation Program with Diversity Cornwall, better known as the GAP program. He aims to be an advocate for fellow trans people and to help them gain a voice. Steph wants to promote human rights, to be who we are, free and without prejudice. His mission is to create a safe space for the unprotected, unsure, unheard, and alone. Steph is excited to help ensure continued diversity within our community and to help shape the landscape in a positive way for future generations to come.

Emily Colman
She/Her

Emily is a mother, daughter, sister, friend, a St. Lawrence College Alumni, and an advocate of women’s and 2SLGBTQ+ rights. Her professional journey has led her on a path of Social Service Work and Volunteer efforts as a Court Support Worker with the Victim Assistance Program, a Fundraising Office Coordinator with a non-profit for a women’s crisis center, and a Facilitator for an early intervention program for children who have witnessed abuse. Being Métis and a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ Community, I’m honoured to be working with Diversity Cornwall in the goal of fostering diversity, unity, and visibility in this great city.

Resources & Supports

Find information to help you navigate 2SLGBTQ+ issues in our region. Here, you’ll find PDFs, links to organizations that will help you navigate the issues, and much more.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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