Bangbelly & the Rainbow Flag: Why Pride Is So Important to Us

Here at Bangbelly Café, our mission is to provide a space where everyone feels welcomed and embraced, which is why partnering with Fogo Island Pride is so important to us.

Founded on May 14, 2019, Fogo Island Pride is dedicated to providing support to members of the Queer community and their allies in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

The new non-profit organization encourages the acceptance of the Queer community and aims to reduce prejudice and discrimination of disenfranchised and/or otherwise marginalized groups.

This summer, Fogo Island Pride will be facilitating a series of events to celebrate LGBTQ2+ Pride, many of which Bangbelly will be helping to host.

Throughout the coming months, Bangbelly will be assisting with fundraising initiatives and showcasing events in support of Fogo Island Pride.

On June 5, we will be screening the classic comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo. The road trip caper marks a milestone in queer representation on screen, and has become a favourite in mainstream media and with drag audiences alike.

The movie is free for all to attend, and we recommend that you do, because this movie is a can’t-miss!

At the end of the month, Bangbelly will be hosting a brand-new event: “Enigma: Mystery Art Show + Auction.”

Throughout the month of June, artists and makers of all kinds are invited to create ‘’mystery” artworks, which will be sold in support of Pride.

Beginning on Thursday June 27, Bangbelly will be pre-showing the artists’ contributions, so you have time to pick out some favourites. Then, on June 29, the anonymous works will available for sale during our silent auction.

Work from many of the island’s most talented artists and makers will be available, but no playing favourites, because you won’t know who made your piece until it has been purchased! 100% of proceeds from the event will go towards Fogo Island Pride and its initiatives.

These are just a few of the ways in which Bangbelly plans to support Fogo Island Pride. We wholeheartedly and enthusiastically support this initiative and encourage you to do the same!

Your contributions will go a long way to realizing the initiatives of Fogo Island Pride and helping to bring about real, positive change (not to mention a few fun events along the way).

After all, a message of acceptance and love is one we should all get behind.

4 thoughts on “Bangbelly & the Rainbow Flag: Why Pride Is So Important to Us

  1. Gale Degner

    We are all part of one community, no matter where we are from, what colour our skin, our religion or other choices for spirituality, we all need to be loved and have that returned. We all need a helping hand at times. We share the same planet. This is community- embracing the perceived differences- underneath we are all the same- human! What a wonderful world if we accept and practice this.❤️

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