Despite social advances, Barrie Pride still struggles to educate the public1 Our videos help to reach the reluctant in the comfort of their own homes2 Our producer stands openly as an ally of Barrie Pride and the LGBTQ community3 This simple act of recognition would have been unthinkable just a decade ago4 Public support for Barrie Pride increases every year5 Our support for Barrie Pride is very public6 The Pride parade is a festival of self-identity and acceptance7 The bright colours and vitality screams of pride in who they are8 Politicians, in this case Green, flock to the event to show their progressiveness9 Local media also cover the event, but rarely to our level of commitment10 As open allies we are welcomed everywhere11 At this event our only angle is to support and promote inclusion and acceptance12