Thank you original evolvers - what a difference you made!

Thanks to you...

On behalf of Calgary Pride, Calgary Queer Arts Society, Centre for Sexuality, Skipping Stone Foundation, and all the young people who will feel supported and encouraged to thrive thanks to you...


Thanks to you - We put on a beautiful event for queer youth on May 24th!

Thanks to you - Parents were moved to tears about getting to take their kids to an event that would welcome them exactly as they are!

Thanks to you - One teen shared that after being afraid to leave the house, and nervous about what to expect at the youth event, they had so much fun that they couldn’t wait for the next one!

Thanks to you - We mentored queer youth, employed queer arts professionals and hired queer artists and their allies! 

And as if that isn’t enough… thanks to you we raised $55,000 with $9,000 going directly to support our charitable partners who are creating amazing spaces and experiences for queer youth each and every day!

We could never have done this alone, and you made sure we didn’t have to. 

Thank you for showing queer youth that they are loved, valued and welcome as part of a diverse, compassionate and culturally vibrant landscape in Calgary!

*Please Note: All photo booth credits below belong to Cirque de la Nuit, and all event photo credits belong to Will Young.  Please ensure credits to Calgary Pride, Cirque de la Nuit and Will Young should you choose to share these photos.  Thank you.

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Evolve: pride amplified is one part programming for queer youth, one part fundraiser for city-wide, 365 days per year, programs for queer youth and their families.

For more information on our charitable partners, or to make a donation to one of them directly, please visit our Charitable Partners page and follow the links to learn more about their programs and how to get involved. 

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Evolve committee members are hard at work, welcoming new supporting partners and seeking auction and raffle items.  If you would like to partner with us on this one of a kind, 2 day initiative supporting Calgary Pride and vital programs for LGBTQ2+ young people then we want to hear from you!

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