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Whistler Debates: Is Pride still relevant?


Is Pride still relevant?

The Whistler Museum, WinterPride, and Whistler is Awesome are excited to announce the latest installment in the Whistler Debates event series, The Pride Debate. In this, our third public debate to date, we will feature four prominent members of our region’s LGBTQ community debating the proposition “Whistler Believes… the Pride movement is no longer relevant.”

While no one is contesting the major advances won by Pride advocates over the last several decades, there is growing disagreement about how such strategies from the past to represent the contemporary LGBTQ community.

Coming to the table to voice their opinions will be Chris Morrissey, Rick Hurlbut, Adam Adams, and a fourth, mystery debater. These individuals bring a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds ensuring a well-rounded, informative, and entertaining discussion.

So what do you think? Have the major battles been won? Is it time for a re-think? Or do queer politics remain an essential component of contemporary civil rights discourse? This debate will get to the heart of the cultural and political identity of today’s LGBTQ community.

To purchase tickets call the Whistler Museum at 604.932.2019, visit us at 4333 Main Street, or visit the WinterPride ticket kiosk.

Complimentary coffee and tea will be served courtesy of the Whistler Roasting Company and Namasthé Tea Co. In addition, there will be a cash bar.

About Whistler Debates: Whistlerites self-identify as informed, opinionated, and outspoken. We’re going to put this assumption to the test. Inspired by the Doha Debates, our aim is to provide a forum for respectful, informed dialogue on wide-ranging topics of local or general interest. Debates will take place year-round and coincide with ongoing festivals and events. All debates will feature a strong audience participation component, so come armed with an opinion, an open mind, and a desire to engage with some of the most pressing topics of our times.


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