On-line Brunch raises funds to help LGBTQ2S + youth applications in Edmonton

EDMONTON – A virtual fundraiser was held online on Saturday to celebrate and support Pride Month.

The 16th Mayor’s Pride Brunch took place virtually for the second time in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds raised at the event will go to the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services.

Glynnis Lieb, the institute’s director, told CTV News Edmonton in an interview that Pride Bruch helps raise awareness of working to support the LGBTQ2S + community in Edmonton and fuel future efforts.

Lieb added that the event is important for the community to come together to support one another.

“Coming together is a great thing, especially when you are a member of a community that cannot and could not always be open, and as an individual you may not be in circumstances in your private life, in your private life, or in a professional life that is normally just one can be yourself, ”said Lieb.

“There are still challenges that really affect the LGBTQ2S + community, especially young people,” added Lieb.

The event was a partnership with Our Table, a local company known for cold cuts, cheese and baked goods. Each participant received a hearty brunch box.

Janis Irwin, MLA for Edmonton Highlands-Norwood, hosted the event.

The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services is part of the University of Alberta’s Education Faculty and supports LGBTQ2S + adolescents through several programs and camps such as Camp fYrefly.

Around 100 tickets were sold for the event.

“It is just amazing to see how the Edmontonians continue to receive support,” said Lieb.

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