That's according to Pride Week Vice-President Amanda Hensey who tells CHSJ News in the last year alone they've noticed a positive shift in the city's attitude towards the celebration. Their theme this year is Pride In Community, and Hensey says the community is now giving back to them, and they love it.
The 11th annual Pride Parade is happening today with walkers meeting at 1 in the afternoon, and the parade itself is happening at 2 at the top of King Street. You don't have to be a member of the LGBT community to march in the parade, everyone is encouraged to take part.
Right after the parade is the Pride Community Festival in Queen Square, featuring barbeque, games, music and more. Click here for more information and for a list of events.