Queer Yukon Society will be holding this year’s Pride events and celebrations in August 2022, with final dates yet to be announced. In doing so, Queer Yukon joins Fierté Montréal, Capital Pride (Ottawa), Calgary Pride and others across Canada in holding a late-summer Pride festival. We recognize that June is still a very important month for our community, and we encourage community members to celebrate Pride Month and Indigenous History Month in ways that feel meaningful to them before joining us in August for the public celebration and events.
We are also saying goodbye to our Executive Director, Joe Wickenhauser. Joe joined Queer Yukon in 2020 as our first permanent employee. Since then, he has led the organization through a tremendous transformation from an all-volunteer Pride committee to an established service-providing organization.
“Joe has worked tirelessly to grow this organization since the day he landed in Whitehorse,” says Mona Luxion, Queer Yukon Society Board President. “We want to thank him for the two years he has dedicated to Queer Yukon, and wish him a well-deserved rest and all the best with his next ventures.”
Over the past two year, Queer Yukon has been working hard to adapt to the evolving needs of our community, begin advocacy work, and deal with the constant shifts in public health measures regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We have grown exponentially, hired new staff, and laid the foundations to further develop our programs and events. Renovations on our future community space in downtown Whitehorse are well underway. We are looking forward to taking the next few months to breathe, to complete outstanding projects, to build up our capacity, and to launch an Executive Director search for the next phase of the organization’s journey.
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About queer yukon society
Queer Yukon Society supports, promotes, and organizes events for the LGBTQ2S+ community and our allies in Whitehorse, Yukon. Officially incorporated in 2018, Queer Yukon has been organizing Yukon Pride since 2013, as well as many other events to bring together LGBTQ2S+ and allied Yukoners to build a strong and vibrant community.