Simcoe Pride is Tackling The Holiday Feast This Year
Community Feast Open To Anyone And Gives Some a Welcome Safe Space
Christmas is barely a week away and for many, planning for the big family meal is well underway. For others, the family setting may not be as welcoming.
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Simcoe Pride is this Friday holding a big holiday dinner, a Pride Community Feast, on Friday. The organization’s Keegan Hobson says a gathering like this is vital for some. “I think that one of the really fantastic things about working with the LGBTQ or queer community is our capacity to come together and provide a family for one another,” says Hobson “and I think that, especially around the holidays, there is such an emphasis on family… and for folks who don’t have that, or don’t have the best relationships, or just can’t be themselves in those spaces, being able to come together with a group of people who understand you and are willing to create a safe, accessible space for you can be a really healing and powerful thing.”
The event comes complete with all the trimmings, but folks are more than welcome to bring a potluck dish. There will be vegan and gluten-free options too. Hobson says any donations would also be welcome, either through supplies or funding. Gift cards to local businesses are also accepted. Contact email@example.com to make arrangements.
Simcoe Pride isn’t alone in throwing this party; The Gilbert Centre and Kiwanis Club of Barrie have partnered with the local Pride organization to help make it happen.
The Community Feast takes place Friday, December 21st at the Kiwanis Club of Barrie’s space at 80 Bradford Street.