History

  • 1995-1999

    Brothers and Sisters

    • The first organized group of LGBTQ persons within the community of Chatham-Kent.
    • Provided support and social gatherings for LGBTQ individuals
    • Rainbow Rescue started from this group. A dedicated group of persons willing to move at risk youth from dangerous living situations.
    • The March on the MPP office for same sex rights and benefits I believe was in March of 1998 in Chatham.
  • Incorporated March 2001

    Chatham-Kent Gay Pride Association

    • Formalized the first official Gay Pride Association
    • First Board of Directors
    • First Pride flag raising at City Hall 2002
  • Summer 2005

    Same Sex Wedding in Chatham

    • First Lesbian Wedding to be Legally recognized in Chatham Kent
    • Victoria Avenue United Church and Rev. Heather Scott officiated first Wedding.