National visibility tour event welcomes designer of transgender flag to Kingston

The 2024 Day of Pink Visibility Tour will come to Kingston on Friday, Mar. 29, 2024. Image via International Day of Pink.

The International Day of Pink’s 2024 cross-country visibility tour will be hosting an event in Kingston this week to raise awareness about discrimination and celebrate several important 2SLGBTQIA+ milestones, including the 25th anniversary of the creation of the transgender flag by Monica Helms.

Kingston is the fifth stop on this year’s tour, which finishes in Vancouver on April 27. The event will feature 2SLGBTQIA+ activists and speakers, including Helms, as well as Adrienne Rosen and Lamar Van Dyke of the Brunswick Four, and celebrated drag performer Venus Oshun (Aja)

The International Day of Pink is organized by volunteers, providing advocacy and education on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues. This year, the Day of Pink falls on April 10, and will celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the Brunswick Four, and the “Depathologization of Homosexuality by the American Psychiatric Association,” according to the official website.   

The event will be held at the Broom Factory, located at 305 Rideau Street, on Friday, Mar. 29, 2024, beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kingstonist will be attending the event, and speaking with Helms, Rosen, Van Dyke, and Oshun. Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage with these leaders of 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy and education in the coming week.

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