A image with text that says: Steel Pride Sunday September 3 2023 11 AM Calgary Pride ParadeJoin us and show your Steel Pride! Over the last year, there has been a significant spike in hate crimes targeting members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, as well as anti-gay and trans protests. Hate groups have targeted schools, school boards, public libraries, restaurants and entertainment venues with hate speech and violence. Members of the transgender and drag communities have been particularly targeted, severely compromising peoples’ basic safety, well-being, income and mobility. Book bans and policies claiming to re-assess educational curriculum have also caused fear among 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and their families, threatening to not only halt, but turn back incremental gains and increase violence and hatred. To further support 2SLGBTQIA+ Steelworkers and communities, local unions and members are encouraged to participate in a Pride event in your community and attend solidarity events pushing back against anti-2SLGBTQIA+ hate and bigotry and work with allied groups to support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Please join the USW at pride events in your community. If you’re interested in joining the USW at the Calgary Pride Parade, please fill in the form to let us know.