LGBTQ Flag at parade

Seven ideas for pride-themed fun this fall

From drag shows to chocolate shops, there are plenty of LGBTQ events and activities to help you find community.
Photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“We’ve come so far”: Celebrating 30 years of the beloved Pride Parade in downtown Victoria

The peak of these events was the Pride Parade on July 9 in downtown Victoria, with over  40 000 spectators and 120 entries.
Photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The rise of anti-queer sentiment isn’t just an American problem

Another Pride Month has come and gone, but not before The Human Rights Campaign issued a state of emergency for LGBTQ2S+ people in America. The state of emergency followed on…
Pride banners in Vancouber, BC. Photo by Cooper Anderson.

Ten ways to celebrate Pride on the mainland this summer

Happy Pride Month, everyone! June is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in memory of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. In 2023, Pride Month is recognized as a time…

Victoria Pride Parade returns to the city after two years

On June 26, the Victoria Pride Parade wound its way through downtown. Around 140 groups participated in this year’s parade, part of the first in-person Victoria Pride Festival since 2019.…

Celebrating Pride while staying inside

For Victoria’s LGBTQ2+ Community, Pride comes with a sense of loss for in-person gatherings and hope for online connection this year June is Pride Month, and marks the beginning of…

Bi-erasure in 2019 is dangerous, so let’s talk about it

Despite being the ‘B' in LGBTQIA+, society — and even our brothers and sisters in queer — don't always believe we belong. Bisexuals are under a microscope, yet somehow people…

Victoria’s Big Gay Dog Walk 2019 showcases dogs strutting in style

On July 5, the Victoria Pride Society hosted its annual Big Gay Dog Walk at the off-leash dog park on Dallas Road in Victoria. Hundreds of people gathered with their…

Pride 2019: celebration or protest?

The social justice work done over the last 50 years has carried the LGBTQIA2S community to its highest point of acceptance in colonial history. With all of these legal improvements,…

Can’t get enough?

Our Digital Print Issue

The Martlet on Instagram


The Martlet
Student Union Building
Room B011
University of Victoria
3700 Finnerty Road
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 5C2