Kingston Pride Week 2017

We’re here with a quick guide to everything and anything Kingston Pride! Events, shows, the parade and more. Check it all out here and on our Event Calendar.

Saturday, June 10th: TShow: Gay Space 1999. A “futuristic drag show with a good dash of gay pixie dust” find it at the Renaissance 285 Queen Street, doors at 8PM show at 9PM. (19+ event) Tickets and full info at the link below!


Sunday, June 11th: Pride Worship Service at St Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 263 Victoria Street. Join St Mark’s congregation for a pride worship, “God welcomes all regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status”- St Mark’s mission statement. Free admission and open to all!


Wednesday, June 14th: Screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) at The Kingston Screening Room, 7PM. The story of two drag performers and a transgender woman traveling across the Australian desert to perform their cabaret. Tickets available from the Kingston Screening Room.


Wednesday, June 14th– Sunday, June 18th: Chipped Off Performance Collective presents Rhinoceros or What’s Different About Me?. A “criticism of fascism, and addresses the importance of maintaining one’s identity and integrity in a world that has succumbed to brute force and mindless submission”. Full description and ticket info at the link!


Thursday, June 15th: “Your Body Is A Playground: Getting In Touch and Letting Go of Shame” hosted by out/in Kingston will “focus on cis, trans and non-binary queer people’s pathways to pleasure”. An open conversation and discussion designed to be “inclusive and realistic”! Find them at 844a Princess St, 7- 10PM. Full info and directions at the link!


Friday, June 16th: Resilience: A Pride Dance Party taking place at the Renaissance, 285 Queen Street. Tickets are 10$, this is a 19+ event. Click the link for tickets and times!


Saturday, June 17th: Kingston Pride Community Fair and Parade! Open to all, the parade begins and ends in Skeleton Park with the Community Fair taking place in the park. This is a family friendly event open to all who want to celebrate gender and sexual diversity. Check out more info on the community Facebook event below!

Beers for Queers at Tir Nan Og, 200 Ontario Street. No cover, 19+, 7PM.


Sunday, June 18th: Kingston Drum Circle presents an Open Community Drum Circle at Musiikki Café, 73 Brock Street. Come enjoy or participate!


Let us know if there are any events we missed! See you out there Kingston!

Summer Work Positions at Y2K!


Know any amazing young people who are passionate about helping improve their community? Looking to gain valuable work experience? Interested in participating in more city-wide events as a paid facilitator?

Y2K is hiring 3 part-time Youth Facilitators for the summer starting June 27th 2016! Send your resume  and cover letter to by Tuesday June 21st 2016 to be considered!


City of Kings meets The Peg

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles” 

The Connecting Youth Cultures project of 2016 strongly reflects this quote by known adventure author Tim Cahill. The project is a joint venture between three youth serving organizations in Kingston: Pathways to Education, ISKA Youth, and Y2K. With the added support of the YMCA and Canada Exchanges, 23 youth from Kingston, 2 youth from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and 5 adults will be travelling to Winnipeg to meet and connect with youth from Ma Mawi Youth Centre. This will be no ordinary tourist experience, as the group will learn extensively about Indigenous culture through a traditional method of learning. Their goal is to share individual cultures and contribute to the reconciliation process that is so desperately needed in our country.

Find out more about the exchange on social media using the hashtag #Ygk2Ywg (the respective airport codes for Kingston and Winnipeg) and follow along on their adventure!