Pride 2024

With Pride celebrations taking place all summer, it’s a time for festivities, reflection and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.

Participating in Pride is one of the ways that the Nurses’ Union shows our ongoing support for the diversity of our membership. We celebrate our LGBTQ+ members and the valuable work they do for Nova Scotians each and every day. It is important that LGBTQ+ nurses are visible and that the profession is considered a safe place for all. It is equally as important that nurses know the Union supports them.

Pride celebrations are a wonderful opportunity to show support for the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate diversity. We are fortunate to have several Pride events organized across the province.

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in your local Pride festivities, consider volunteering, attending events, or simply showing up to support the cause. By participating in Pride, you can help create a more inclusive and accepting world for all. Whether it’s wearing a rainbow pin or attending a local parade, every little bit helps to spread love and acceptance.

If you would like to sport an NSNU Pride t-shirt while at a Pride Event this summer, email us at communications [at] to inquire about t-shirts, banners and more!

Join the celebrations, uphold the fight for equality and inclusivity, and let’s make this year’s Pride festivities truly memorable! 


 A History of Canadian Pride

 Canadian Mental Health Association - Nova Scotia - Pride Month

 Atlantic Canada Pride Festivals

 Nova Scotia Health Gender and Sexuality Resources


Hants County Pride

Celebrating June 1-30th | Parade & Pride Prom on June 15th

Cumberland County Pride

Celebrating June 10-15th | Parade  & Rainbow Vendor Market on June 15th
★ Parade starts at Victoria Square, 54 Victoria Street, Amherst

Truro Pride Society

Celebrating June 17-23rd | Parade & Fun Day on June 22nd
★ Meet at 12:00 PM at Civic Square, 740 Prince Street
    The Parade will go down Lorne, along Queen to Commercial, along Prince to Inglis, ending on the Esplanade

Annapolis Valley Pride

Celebrating June 26-30th | Pride March & More on June 29th
★ Meet at the Court House on 377 Saint George Street at 1:00 PM for a 1:30 PM start


Lunenburg County Pride

Celebrating July 7-13 | Parade on July 7th 

Halifax Pride Festival

Celebrating July 18-28 | Parade on July 20th
★ The new parade route will start at the north end of Ahern Avenue. Travelling south on Ahern, the parade will turn southeast onto Bell Road, turn west onto Sackville Street, south onto Summer Street, then travel east on Spring Garden, before turning north on Brunswick Street, west on Sackville Street, and ending at the Halifax Pride Festival Site (Garrison Grounds). This year they will be marshalling the parade along both sides of Cogswell Street, between Robie and the roundabout


Pride Cape Breton

Celebrating August 2-10 | Parade on August 3rd 
★ Parade entrant lineup begins at 11:00 AM. Starting in front of the New Dawn Centre (formerly Holy Angels School) on George Street in Sydney


Southwest Nova Scotia Pride Festival

Celebrating September 16-22 | Parade on September 21st


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