A celebration of LGBTQ Community and diversity in the Northwest

Thunder Pride 2014 Another Success

Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers who it possible. Look for Thunder Pride again in 2015.

Thunder Pride Flag Raising June 3(Brad Hetsler)Thunder Pride Opening Ceremony June 8 (Rachel Mishenene
Thunder Pride Parade June 14(Sandra Snider)Thunder Pride Parade Fort William First Nation June 14(David Belrose)

To see images from the 2014 Pride Parade and Pride in the Park Music Festival,as well as other Pride events from 2014 and earlier,
go to Thunder Pride Gallery.


June 8 - June 15, 2014

This year Thunder Bay and area celebrated the 4th annual Thunder Pride Week from June 8 - 15! Once again, the organizing committee presented a week-long celebration for all residents of our city and region.

As the unofficial capital of Northwestern Ontario, the city and the region have welcomed and embraced populations and cultures from around the world. Thunder Pride 2014 again extended the celebration of tolerance and acceptance to members of the LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, questioning and 2-spirited) community, by hosting a variety of daytime and evening activities. All Thunder Pride events were planned for the enjoyment of members of the LGBTQ2S community as well as friends, family members and the community at large.


Thunder Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ community, highlighting the diversity of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

The Thunder Pride Committee offers a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, and queer communities within our region, along with their families, friends, allies, and supporters. Thunder Pride is a celebration of the beautiful diversity that exists in our families, work place, community and region. Thunder Pride events were held throughout the city during the week of June 8-15, 2014.

Thunder Pride Extends Thanks To Our Major Sponsors

Watch for the list of 2014 sponsors as they come on board.

Chronicle Journal     TD Bank     Magic 99 Radio   Country 105.3 Radio CRC Communications    Ontario Public Service Employees Union         Rainbow Alliance OPSEU        AIDS Thunder Bay         Thunder Bay Shows

For all sponsors,visit the Sponsorship Page.

The Rainbow Flag

rainbow flag
The rainbow flag, sometimes called 'the freedom flag', was created as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and diversity by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The different colors symbolize diversity in the gay community, and the flag is used predominantly at gay pride events and in gay villages worldwide.
It consists of six colored stripes, which should always be displayed with red on top or to left, as the colors appear in a natural rainbow. Aside from the obvious symbolism of a mixed LGBT community, the colors were designed to symbolize: red (life), orange (healing), yellow (sunlight), green (nature), blue (harmony), and purple/violet (spirit). [ - Wikipedia] Originally, the flag was designed with eight colours, including hot pink(sexuality) and turquoise(magic/art).