Pride events, including the Capital Pride Festival, exist to promote the values of equity, diversity and inclusion at festivals and more broadly in communities, across Canada and throughout the world for members of the LGBTQ2+ community.
Capital Pride recognizes the role it plays in creating spaces for members of the LGBTQ2+ community, allies community organizations and other groups to celebrate, educate and advocate. At the same time, it remains important that everyone feels safe at Pride including LGBTQ2+ youth, trans people, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants and people from other marginalized communities.
Capital Pride also recognizes that many organizations participate in the Capital Pride Festival in a variety of roles including as event organizers, promoters, parade participants, community fair participants, suppliers, vendors and sponsors. Organizations that participate in Pride events are expected to create environments that promote equity, diversity and inclusion and are free of discrimination.
In order to participate in the 2018 Capital Pride Festival, all participating organizations are asked to agree to the following statement:
The Applicant agrees to operate in a manner consistent with the celebration of pride and positive value of diversity and inclusion in the LGBTQ2+ community.
On behalf of and with the authority of the organization making this application, you hereby declare that your organization has adopted policies upholding equal opportunity and non-discrimination by which discrimination on the grounds of Race, Ethnicity, National Origin, Religious or Political affiliation, Sex, Age, Personal or Family Relations, Disabilities, HIV/AIDS, Income Restrictions, Union Affiliation, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity is prohibited by and within your organization.
Further, it is agreed that The Applicant will not present images or messages that promote or condone, or may reasonably be considered to promote or condone, violence, hatred, degradation or negative stereotypes of any person(s) or group(s) including members of the LGBTQ2+ community.
Further, it is agreed that The Applicant will respect the right of all members and supporters of the LGBTQ2+ community to participate in the 2018 Capital Pride Festival.