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Pride Month takes place every year in June! It's a time when 2SLGBTQI+ communities and allies come together to spotlight the resilience, celebrate the talent, and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQI+ communities.  

Celebrate with us and join in programs, learn and explore through books and resources, and check out pride-positive places in our community. 

Book List for Kids 

Book List for Teens

Book List for Adults

Pride Positive Places in Barrie 

Pride Positive Place is a community anti-discrimination, inclusivity oath program. The Barrie Public Library is proud to be a Pride Positive Place! We aim to make the library an open, welcoming space where everyone can feel comfortable, express themselves, and explore their interests.  Here are a few of the other Pride Positive Places in Barrie: 

Check out the full list of Pride Positive Places on the Barrie Pride website. 

Pride Month Programs

Pride Storytime with Special Guest Justine 
Painswick - Saturday, June 22 from 11-11:30am 

Celebrate Pride Month with BPL! Justine is back and will be sharing some favourite stories and songs. Have fun together with activities and rainbow crafts at this free interactive storytime. Registration is required and children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Register for Pride Storytime

Fierté Simcoe Pride Social
Downtown - Monday, June 17 from 6-8pm
Drop in and connect in a safe and inclusive space that supports and unites the 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual & Aromantic) community. 

Conversation with the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community 
Downtown - Tuesday, June 18 from 12:30pm-3:30pm
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and Georgian invite all interested individuals to a community conversation for voices from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to share their experiences, insights and suggestions for creating more inclusive environment. Register for Community Conversation

Notary Clinic for Gender & Name Changes
Downtown - Saturday, June 22 from 12-4pm
Are you changing your name or gender and need your documents notarized? Let us help! Anyone interested must email Barrie Pride at to RSVP for a 10-minute time slot with their lovely notary. Bring your own paperwork. No legal advice is available.

Queer Craft Circle - Perler Beads 
Downtown - Monday, June 24 from 6-8pm 
This monthly meetup explores a new creative project each month. This month's craft is perler beads! Bring a design idea or use one provided. This workshop is suitable for beginners and most supplies are included. 



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