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Ottawa, ON – Following another successful Winter Pride, Capital Pride held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 25, 2024, during which the Board of Directors strategized for the year ahead, welcomed new Members, and elected the following slate of officers for its 2024-2025 Executive Committee:

Francesco MacAllister-Caruso (he/they) Co-Chair

Sean Addis (he/him) Co-Chair

Aneesh Tiberias Murali (he/him) Treasurer

Tony Bui (he/him) Secretary

Taib Boyce (he/him) Equity and Inclusion Officer

“As we wrap up our winter programming and look ahead to the summer months, the Capital Pride team is gearing up for another year of celebration, advocacy, education, and connection,” said Co-Chair Francesco MacAllister-Caruso. “With anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate and transphobic policies continue to spread across the country, it is more important than ever for community organizations like Capital Pride to recommit ourselves to the goal of fostering an environment where all queer and trans people feel safe and can thrive.”

“With the summer season coming up, Capital Pride will have many opportunities for folks to get involved in our celebrations,” noted Co-Chair Sean Addis. “Between drag shows, speaker series, family events, and our signature Pride week in August, our programming offers something for everyone to enjoy. Capital Pride is eager to continue working with other 2SLGBTQ+ organizations and members of our communities to improve queer and trans well-being in Ottawa-Gatineau. Our communities are so important.”

Preparations for the rest of the year’s events are already underway, including for the 2024 Summer Festival which will take place from August 17 to 25. Capital Pride is eager to welcome 2SLGBTQ+ people and allies alike to the National Capital Region to celebrate everything that our diverse and colourful communities have to offer. Information regarding festival sponsorship is available now by contacting [email protected]. Registration for the street fair and parade will open at on May 6.  

Capital Pride creates opportunities to celebrate, advocate, educate and connect people, respecting the full diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Canada’s National Capital Region.

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