Second Annual Gay Pride Parade

Cobourg’s Gay Community organized a Gay Pride Parade (or march) along King Street today (Saturday June 23).  Ashley Bouman (of the Cobourg Chapter of PFLAG and Pride Northumberland) and Kim McArthur-Jackson (Co-founder of the Cobourg Queer Collective) were pleased with the turnout – about 50 people participated.  Police helped by clearing the roads for the march and DBIA Chair Adam Bureau was supportive and also participated.  As well as four regular Police and one from the Auxiliary Police, five high school students from the Youth in Policing Initiative were also there.  The event started in front of Victoria Hall with some speeches by Ashley, Kim and Adam; they then marched down King to Church and finished at the “Gathering Place”… Read complete articleSecond Annual Gay Pride Parade