REGINA- Downtown Regina was full of bright colours Saturday.
The 23rd annual Queen City Pride Parade filled the downtown core. Although spectators were limited, participants say awareness is growing.
“There’s a lot larger of a group now. A couple years back the amount of people that showed up for this parade would have been dismal,” said one participating in the parade.
Although the Pride movement has come a long way, the transgender community feels they’re fight is just beginning.
“There’s just a lot of stigma behind identifying us trans, where people gay or lesbian has kind of progressed to be accepted in our society where trans, people are still learning about it,” said Mikayla Schultz, Gender Equality Society of Saskatchewan.
The transgender community knows it will be a long road ahead, but they hope to see small gains sooner rather than later.