South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society supports the regional 2SLGBTQIA+ community through education, advocacy and providing safe spaces and inclusive events for everyone.
The South Okanagan and Similkameen is a place where 2SLGBTQIA+ people feel safe, included and reflected in their daily lives..
Inclusion - We value the respectful inclusion of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in society, including intersectional* identities of race, religion, culture and individuals with diverse abilities.
Education - We value education about 2SLGBTQIA+ identities to help current and future generations live safely and freely.
Advocacy - We value advocacy work to support human rights, equality and equity for 2SLGBTQIA+ people who face discrimination.
Safety - We value safety for all people so they feel physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally safe.
Community Partnerships - We value community partnerships in order to ensure 2SLGBTQIA+ people are reflected and respected.
Authenticity - We value authenticity in our support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
*Intersectionality is the acknowledgement that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and oppression and we must consider everything and anything that can marginalize people - gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, ect