Celebrate
Pride Month
in Mississauga

Join us in celebrating our 2SLGBTQ+ community in June! This year, you can take part from home by attending one of our virtual events or by checking out a book from the library to learn more about the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Events and activities

Recognize Pride Month by participating in these events and activities. Check back regularly for updates.

June 4: Author Talk with Francesca Ekwuyasi

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi was a finalist for Canada Reads 2021 and longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Join us for a conversation with the author as she discusses her novel about queer love, friendship, faith and family.

Ages 13+. All Author Talks are free but require registration. A Mississauga Library card is not required. To learn how to register check out this tutorial video.

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June 8: Rainbow Ground Mural

The City’s Public Art Program, with funding from the Region of Peel, has commissioned professional artist Vivian Rosas to paint a Rainbow Ground Mural celebrating and honouring 2SLGBTQ+ communities. The installation of the mural, located in Streetsville Village Square, will begin on June 8 with an estimated completion date of June 28. A time-lapse video of the creation of the mural will be shared when it is complete. The location of the mural was selected through a public site selection survey.

June 15: Clock Tower lighting and flag raising

The City of Mississauga will light the Civic Centre Clock Tower in rainbow colours and raise the Rainbow flag to mark Pride Month in Peel.

June 15: Mayor's Pride event featuring Fluffy Souffle

Join non-binary drag persona Fluffy Souffle for a fun-filled and informative interactive hour of lip syncing, storytime reading, dance time and some very special guest appearances!

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June 16: Sheridan Rainbow Pride Bench unveiling

A Rainbow Pride Bench donated by Peel Pride will be installed in downtown Mississauga’s Scholar’s Green Park.

Sheridan College is also hosting a Pride Bench unveiling on June 16.

June 18: Author Talk with Justin Ling

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with investigative journalist Justin Ling whose recent book, Missing from the Village tells the tragic story of the disappearance of eight men from Toronto’s queer community.

Ages 13+. All Author Talks are free but require registration. A Mississauga Library card is not required. To learn how to register check out this tutorial video.

Register now

June 23: Region of Peel virtual Pride event

The Region of Peel is hosting a virtual event on June 23 from  6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. commemorating Pride Month. 

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Pride logo

Mississauga will roll out a Pride-themed corporate rainbow logo on the City’s corporate social media channels for the duration of Pride Month.

2SLGBTQ+ reading list

This reading list from Canadian authors celebrates the experience and diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Books include memoirs, graphic fiction, young adult fiction, picture books for children, and more.

Check out more reading recommendations on the Library’s YouTube channel.

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

Author: Sarah McBride with forward by Joe Biden; Crown Archetype Books.

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Author: Jen Wang; First second Press.

Jonny Appleseed

Author: Joshua Whitehead; Arsenal Pulp Press.

Picture US in the Light

Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert; Hyperion Books.

Nevada

Author: Imogene Binnie; Topside Press.

The rise of Kyoshi

Author: F.C. Yee; Amulet books.

I’m Not a Girl

Author: F.C. Yee; Amulet books.

Ho’onani: hula warrior

Author: Heather Gale; Tundra Books

The Times I knew I was Gay

Author: Eleanor Crewes; Scribner

Angry queer Somali Boy: a complicated memoir

Author: Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali; University of Regina Press