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Show Your Pride

It’s Pride Week in Victoria from July 1 to 8. Show your pride and take part in one of our events this month:

Beyond Binary: Gender Diversity In Our Communities
Wednesday, July 4, 7:00-8:30 pm, Central Branch Community Room
Celebrate Pride Week by going beyond binary. Gender identity and expression are unique pieces of our lives. Explore best practices on how to create a positive environment for transgender, non-binary and two-spirit people in your family and community. Presented by Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting. Registered.

Author Peter Gajdics: The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir
Thursday, July 5, 7:00-8:30 pm, Central Branch Community Room
Author Peter Gajdics speaks about The Inheritance of Shame, his memoir about the six years he spent in a form of “gay conversion therapy” in Victoria. Peter is an award-winning writer of essays, poetry and a short memoir. This program is generously funded by the Canada Council of the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada. Registered.

Pop-up Library: Pride Festival
Sunday, July 8, 12:30-6:00 pm, MacDonald Park, 212 Niagara St
Look for GVPL at Victoria’s Pride Festival. Drop by to make a button, sign out a book or get a library card.

Storytime Is A … Drag
Tuesday, July 10, 2:30-3:30, Oak Bay Branch
For ages 5-8. Join Victoria’s Drag Queens, Kings, and Things for a drag storytime with music, a sing-along, crafts and games. Presented in partnership with Staches and Lashes Collective. Registered.

South Island Gender Variant Drop-in
2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00-8:00 pm, Central Branch
A drop-in group for trans, gender queer, two-spirit and gender variant individuals on the South Island. A safe place to come together, share and support each other. Presented by AIDS Vancouver Island. Meetings are held twice a month at the Central Branch, alternating between the Community Room and the second floor meeting room. Learn more.

Read for Pride Booklist

A sampling of books for all ages, selected by GVPL librarians.


Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger