In June, LGBTQ2S+ communities around the world come together to celebrate love, diversity and acceptance. The month of June was chosen to commemorate the riots held by members of the community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969. In addition to the parades, parties, and concerts, various cities around the world organize a Pride Run. Twenty Five years ago, Alan Belaiche started the Pride & Remembrance Run in Toronto to honour his friend who died of AIDS the year prior.
It’s not just a race, it’s a party. Yes we’re taking it serious, yes we’re running fast, yes we’re trying to win, but you can’t help but party; you can’t help but dance – Gabriel Jarquin
In this episode, we’re joined by Chris Brohman, President of the Pride and Remembrance Association, and Gabriel Jarquin, Experience Director who provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Pride and Remembrance Foundation, the run, and what the event means to the community and the beneficiaries of every dollar received through the foundation’s fundraising efforts.
To learn more about the Pride & Remembrance Run, you can follow them on Instagram at: @priderunto
You can also find them at: https://www.priderun.org/
To learn more about Chris, you can follow him on Instagram at: @chrisbrohman
To learn more about the Gabriel, you can follow him on Instagram at: @gabrieljarquin
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