Pride Month is about the promotion of human rights, dignity and acceptance for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, while celebrating diversity, love and self-affirmation for individuals of the community. Each year in June, events are held throughout the world recognizing the contributions, impact and achievements made by the 2SLGBTQ+ community, commemorating the riots that took place in 1969 in Stonewall Manhattan, and challenging the continued inequities faced by the community.
Pride Month is different this year due to COVID-19 but we encourage members to celebrate with friends, family, allies and advocates through a number of virtual events including our virtual event hosted in collaboration with CBA-NS Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Section (SOGIC).
Join the NSBS and CBA-NS as we host a virtual event on Thursday, July 16 at 4:30-5:30 pm for a fireside chat with Judge Jean Whalen.
Judge Whalen was the third person of African Descent appointed to the Nova Scotia Judiciary. She sits at the Dartmouth Provincial Court and is a Director of the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges. She will share her story and discuss the importance of diversity within the legal profession.