Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick held its second Pride parade Wednesday evening to celebrate the 2SLGBTQ community in the Mi’kmaw First Nation.
Patrice Dedam took part in the Pride celebrations with her girlfriend Journey Levi. Dedam is two-spirit and uses she/her pronouns. Two-spirit is an umbrella term to describe Indigenous people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or part of the larger LGBTQ community.
Dedam said she thinks Pride events are important so young people don’t feel alone.
“It’s important for the youth to realize that you should be proud of who you are and where you come from,” said Dedam, 26.
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