Selfadvocatenet.ca in support of Pride Month 2023 June 1st to June 30th,2023
This page like to ex knowledge why we all should respect people for who they are don’t judge them because they are different then you are. We also need to stop racism and violence towards the LGPQ community to Indigenous People. Also discriminating against people with disabilities need to educate ourselves in ways to be better and Pride ourselves in helping make life better for all
First is what is pride month
Pride Month is an entire month dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ voices, a celebration of LGBTQ culture, and the support of LGBTQ rights. Throughout the month of June, nationwide, there have traditionally been parades, protests, drag performances, live theater, and memorials and celebrations of life for members of the community who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS. It is part political activism, part celebration of all the LGBTQ community has achieved over the years. And also to other groups like people with disabilities, and indigenous peoples’ black community.
As well celebrates the culture and promotes that everyone has the right to be included in life and everyone has the right to their own body. As well pride is that everyone strives to be a good respectful inclusive person.
The theme this year of pride 2023 is
The theme for Pride Month 2023 is ‘Rage and Resilience, reflecting the current global climate with the resurgence of anti-LGBT bills and laws.’
Premier’s, parliamentary secretary’s statement on Pride 2023
Victoria Thursday, June 29, 2023 7:30 AM
“As communities throughout B.C. come together to celebrate Pride 2023, we celebrate the many ways our 2SLGBTQIA+ friends, neighbours, colleagues and family members make our province better.
“Today, we join members of the Victoria Pride community in raising the Pride flag at the B.C. legislature. We also recognize Pride as not only a single day or month of celebration: it’s a year-round call to raise awareness, empower one another and create sustained change.
“As we celebrate Pride, we must continue to denounce threats, hate and violence against 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in B.C. and around the world. We are seeing a concerning rise in incidents where people who are transgender and gender diverse are being targeted with threats in person and online. Thank you to everyone who continues to oppose the rise in violence and discrimination – we are with you.
“Hate and discrimination have no place in our communities. The joy and laughter, colour and music of Pride celebrations stand in stark defiance of hate while lifting up those who continue to experience discrimination. We can never forget that Pride celebrations began as a form of protest and that work continues to this day to ensure equity for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
“In B.C., we are working to represent the spectrum of gender identity on government ID, provide gender-affirming surgeries here in the province, and remove gendered language in B.C. regulations and laws to ensure everyone has equal access to government services.
“The B.C. SOGI Educator Network is also helping to make B.C. schools more inclusive and welcoming, because all children express themselves in their own unique way. School must be a place where all students, staff and families feel safe and that they belong and have respect for each other’s differences.
“It’s also important to recognize the many visible examples of support for Pride around B.C. Hundreds of 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations and advocates provide support, education and awareness, and organize community-based Pride celebrations throughout the province for everyone to enjoy.
“Today and every day, we will continue working with our partners to make British Columbia a place where everyone feels safe and free to be who they are.”
Providing LGBTQI+ people with a safe home in Canada
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Government of Canada is partnering with non-profit organization Rainbow Railroad to protect LGBTQI+ refugees and welcome them to Canada. Through this partnership, Rainbow Railroad will work to identify LGBTQI+ people and their families who are fleeing violence and persecution, and refer them to the Government of Canada for resettlement under the Government-Assisted Refugees (GAR) Program.
In their new role as a LGBTQI+ referral partner under the GAR Program, Rainbow Railroad will build on the trust and expertise they have already established with LGBTQI+ communities around the world to help more LGBTQI+ people and their families find safety in Canada. The partnership will also provide an example for other resettlement countries who are seeking to provide additional protection for members of LGBTQI+ communities.
Canada has a proud history of helping those most in need of resettlement, including members of LGBTQI+ communities. Today’s announcement reaffirms the Government of Canada’s commitment to protecting the human rights of LGBTQI+ people, at home and abroad, and building a better, more inclusive future for everyone.
“Everyone deserves a safe place to call home, and Canada continues to be a destination of choice for people looking to start a new life with new opportunities for them and their families. Together with Rainbow Railroad, we will help LGBTQI+ people start a new, safe chapter here in Canada.”
“In many parts of the world, LGBTQI+ people face severe discrimination and are criminalized just for being who they are. This is why Canada continues to step up and do more to protect the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people. This new partnership with Rainbow Railroad – making us one of the first countries to have such an arrangement with an LGBTQI+ organization – helps Canada continue to be a safe haven for LGBTQI+ people at risk around the world. It will also better equip us to respond to emerging situations anywhere in the world.”
“This partnership represents a landmark milestone in Rainbow Railroad’s history. For several years, we have worked tirelessly to advocate for direct referral partnerships with governments around the world. We are delighted that Canada has stepped up as the first country to partner with us in this capacity and hope other countries will follow suit. In a time when there are more displaced people than ever, LGBTQI+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia. We are proud to work with the Government of Canada to bring even more at-risk LGBTQI+ individuals to safety in Canada.”
- Rainbow Railroad is a global not-for-profit organization that helps LGBTQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sex characteristics. It has helped thousands of LGBTQI+ refugees from around the world escape violence and persecution to find a path to safety, including right here in Canada.
- In addition to this new partnership with Rainbow Railroad, the federal government already supports at-risk LGBTQI+ people from around the world who are referred to Canada by the United Nations Refugee Agency and other referral organizations, as well as those arriving to Canada through the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership.
- Under the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership, the Government of Canada works with the Rainbow Refugee Society to encourage Canadians to sponsor LGBTQI+ refugees by providing start-up costs and three months of income support, while private sponsors provide nine months of income support to LGBTQI+ refugee newcomers and their families. This initiative is strengthening collaboration between LGBTQI+ organizations and the refugee sponsorship community in Canada.
- In 2022, the partnership was expanded in response to the Afghanistan crisis to provide an additional 150 spaces for Afghan refugees between 2022 and 2024. As of May 2023, more than 235 LGBTQI+ refugees arrived through this partnership.
- To make sure LGBTQI+ refugee newcomers and their families, like any other refugees, thrive after they arrive in Canada, the Government of Canada provides funding to settlement service provider organizations that offer programming available to diverse newcomers.
- From 2021 to 2023, Canada also supported the National Network for Enhancing LGBTQI+ Refugee Sponsorship project. The project brought together five organizations who are leaders in LGBTQI+ refugee sponsorship to improve the settlement experiences of LGBTQI+ refugee newcomers in Canada.
- To help support refugees fleeing persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, Canada was among the first countries to launch a special humanitarian resettlement initiative for vulnerable Afghans, including LGBTQI+ individuals. Over 16,700 Afghans have already arrived in Canada under this program since August 2021.
- In August 2022, the Government of Canada launched Canada’s first Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan… Building our future, with pride, a whole-of-government approach to address persisting disparities faced by 2SLGBTQI+ communities and to build a safer, more inclusive country.
- Rainbow Railroad
- Rainbow Refugee Society
- How Canada’s refugee system works: 2SLGBTQI+ refugees
- Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan… Building our future, with pride
- Prime Minister launches Canada’s first Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan to continue building a more inclusive future, with pride
This is on Justin Trudeau Website go to the link here
Fun activities can do for the month of June pride month 2023
Recipe for Pride Month
Rainbow Cake Roll
- 2/3 cup sour cream, room temperature
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 egg whites, room temperature
- 1/3 cup oil (canola/vegetable)
- 1 (15.25 oz) box Duncan Hines White Cake Mix
- Food Coloring Gels (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a half sheet pan (13×18-inches) with parchment paper, leaving a couple inches of overhang to easily lift the cake out of the pan. Optional: Spray the parchment-lined baking sheet with Baker’s Joy — a nonstick baking spray with flour in it. (This helps release the cake in addition to the parchment paper.) Set pan aside.
- Make the Cake Batter: Place the sour cream, buttermilk, vanilla, egg whites, and oil in a large bowl. Whisk together until combined well. Sift the white cake mix into the bowl of wet ingredients. Stir together until just combined. (Do not over-mix.)
- Divide and Color Batter: Divide the cake batter into six small bowls; about 2/3 cup of batter in each. Add food coloring (I used AmeriColor gels) and mix colors separately. (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.) Fill piping bags with individual colors. It’s easiest to do this by using a glass cup to cuff the top of the bag over the rim. Then fill it with cake batter, remove the bag, and twist the top. NOTE: Do not cut the ends until ready to pipe.
- Pipe Stripes: Cut the tips off the bags and pipe the colors diagonally across the prepared pan in the order of a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. TIP: Pipe thin layers to begin with so you don’t run out of cake batter. Then go back over any areas that may need extra.
- Bake: Tap the baking sheet on the counter to remove any air bubbles and to help the different colored stripes settle into one-another. Bake the rainbow cake roll at 325˚F for 17 minutes or until baked through.
- Rolling & Cooling: Immediately lift the cake out of the pan with the parchment paper and set it on a wire rack (or two, to make sure the cake doesn’t dangle off the edges and crack). Allow the cake to let off steam for 4 minutes. (Set a timer! Timing is important.) Then roll the cake up while it’s still warm starting from one of the shorter (13-inch) sides. TIP: I like to fold any excess paper to make it about 1-inch thick, then fold it on top of the cake, and then use the edges of the paper to continue rolling it up tightly without squishing the cake. Let the cake cool completely at room temperature; about 40 minutes.
- Make the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting: Using an electric mixer and the paddle attachment beat the butter with the salt until creamy. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing completely before adding more. Repeat until all powdered sugar is added. Mix in the vanilla. Add the heavy cream or milk 1 Tablespoon at a time while mixing, until the desired consistency is reached.
- Slowly and carefully unroll the cake. You may need to use a spatula to gently scrape off any cake that sticks to the paper due to the condensation.
- Filling: Dollop the frosting over the cake. Use an offset spatula to smooth the icing over the cake leaving 1/2-inch bare on the end you will roll towards. NOTE: Icing will seem thin. TIP: Keep the tip of the spatula in the frosting the whole time as to not lift crumbs into the frosting.
- Re-roll the cake as tightly as you can. Pulling the cake away from the parchment paper as needed. TIP: Start rolling the cake with your fingers, then lift the parchment paper to help roll the cake. *See photos in post.
- Chilling: Wrap the cake roll with plastic wrap and freeze it for 1 hour or until firm. Alternatively freeze the cake overnight. TIP: Leave the cake on the parchment paper and cut off the excess. Then use the edges of the remaining paper to lift the rolled cake onto the plastic wrap to be wrapped completely. This will help prevent any extra cracking from the delicate cake.
- Unwrap the chilled cake. Use a hot knife to cut the rainbow cake roll into 3/4-inch slices; about 16 pieces. TIP: Rinse and dry the knife between cuts for clean slices. NOTE: Cake slices will thaw in about 15 minutes at room temperature.
- Double-wrap the cake if freezing for longer than 24 hours.
- The frosting makes about 3 cups.
- Store any leftover cake slices wrapped well in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
This iconic pop ballad is not just a Grammy-winning track — it’s also a tender, inspiring anthem that has taken on a special meaning in the LGBTQ+ community, which Lauper has long advocated for. “I see your true colors / And that’s why I love you,” she sings. “So don’t be afraid to let them show / Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow.”
No playlist is complete without this banger by Lady Gaga, a longtime LGBTQ+ icon who’s bisexual herself. It proclaims, “No matter gay, straight or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I’m on the right track, baby / I was born to survive.” The song (and album) later inspired Gaga’s non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation.
This one truly belongs on any and every playlist — but it’s also a ubiquitous gay anthem that has been adopted by generations of “dancing queens” within the LGBTQ community. We all know nobody has the strength the stay seated when this one comes on.