Minden Pride is here to advocate on your behalf and to address discrimination when and where it occurs. Stay tuned for activities and action we are taking to help create a more inclusive and diverse world.
Muskoka Pride Flag Burning
Minden Pride stands with Muskoka Pride in solidarity as this hate-crime is under investigation:
Yes to Bill C-6
C-6 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code
To all Minden Supporters: AN IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION
Minden Pride appeals to all members of our community and our allies to
Vote YES to Bill-C6 Constituency Referendum to criminalize “Conversion Therapy”
Minden Pride strongly supports Bill C-6 which would amend the Criminal Code to prohibit certain activities that relate to “Conversion Therapy” which is defined as practices, treatment or services designed to change an individual’s sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender or to reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behaviour. Jamie Schmale, the Member of Parliament for Haliburton – Kawathra Lakes – Brock, mailed an outline of the referendum and a ballot for constituents to vote on Bill C-6. We can provide a PDF of the ballot.
Minden Pride has spoken directly to MP Schmale and strongly advocated that he vote yes on this important piece of legislation. This is critical in upholding all Canadians’ human rights.
Stay in touch as we hopefully report on the successful passage of this bill.
Minden Pride Supports, Canadian Blood Donation Ban Action
In 2020 Minden Pride advocated to Jamie Schmale, the Member of Parliament for Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock regarding the Blood Donation Ban for two-sprit, gay, bisexual and queer men, trans women and men who have sex with men. He has indicated he is in favour of treating homosexual blood donors on the same level as heterosexual blood donors and would encourage the government to make good on their now five year promise to end the blood ban.
See a recent new article on this issue: