The Rainbow REfuggee Association of Nova Scotia is hosting a panel discussion entitled "Pride Should Still Be a March":
"As LGBTQI+ rights have progressed in Canada, Pride has become a parade. We argue that it should still be a march.
In countries all over the world, LGBTQ+ people live in basic fear for their freedom, their safety and their lives. Homosexuality is still punishable by death in 10 countries and illegal in 72. Violence motivated by homophobia and transphobia is often particularly brutal, and government and police encourage it.
In Canada, despite the progress that has been made for the LGTBQ community, human rights abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity still occur all too often. The rights of trans people continue to be at the forefront of the struggle for equality."