Wednesday, 30 June 2021

GAYbourhood Pride

Earlier this month, Bill Lisleman of A Few Clowns Short 
sent me this photo that his daughter took of 
a house in her neighbourhood --

Other people photographed this 
stunning Pride display as well 
and it quickly went VIRAL!
You can read all about the 
house and its owners here.

So this inspired me to roam around 
MY city of Edmonton, Alberta to see
what kind of Pride displays I could find!

This Progress Pride Flag crosswalk
is located downtown a block from my place
by MacEwan University -- 

Also a block from my place, these Pride Murals
were just painted on a building at NorQuest College.

This one celebrates the transformative journey
of transgender people --

This one honours indigenous two-spirit people --

"Let Pride be your umbrella!"

I snapped these Pride Balloons
at my local Save-On Foods supermarket --

Lots of stores and restaurants around the city
hang Pride flags in their windows, but some
go the extra mile such as this paint store --

Here's a nice window display at a bank 
on Whyte Avenue (one of Edmonton's trendiest 
shopping, bar and restaurant scenes) --

The bank right across the street from it, 
not to be outdone, wrapped its 
entire building in all the Pride colours --

So colourful! I love it!

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Well, everyone, that's a wrap on another year's


here at She Who Seeks blog.

Thanks for coming along on the ride with me!

[Photos #2 to #10 inclusive © Debra She Who Seeks, June 2021]


Rosemary said...

I really like and enjoyed seeing that first image sent to you by Bill Lisleman.

Nicole MacPherson said...

Those are wonderful! We are practically neighbours - I saw your comment on Busy Bee Suz blog and here you are, in Edmonton! I'm in Calgary. I haven't been out much but I have noticed some lovely pride displays around here as well. It makes my heart happy.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I love that house!!
It's in Andersonville, a very cool neighborhood, BTW.
I've found Pride displays in the local Mall and in some unexpected places this year. I have the only Pride flag flying in my block, though. It's very white and very Repug here. Nevertheless, I persist.


jaz@octoberfarm said...

i LOVE that first one! all of them actually.

Travel said...

Great to see what is happening across the continent, Proud Every Day!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These displays of Pride and support are fantastic to see!

Boud said...

Thank you. Good to celebrate with you. I'm not stopping! Pride's not just June! Proud ally speaks.

Frank said...

It must be liberating to live in a very progressive city. I think our house has the only Pride Flag in the town (population <500) and, although most here are very progressive (Dems) it is not very demonstrative. We (our house) display the flag all year. Happy is the last day of June!

Bob said...

That house in Chicago is fantastic. The talent behind that design love love.

L said...


Marie Smith said...

Love these. The first is exceptional!

Mistress Maddie said...

I saw the same house on Bob's blog and then just had to share it on my Instagram stories. That was amazing! Im tickled anytime I see gay pride finery anywhere but it's even more heartwarming when it is a private home...that really shows how many of us there can be, even in area where we think were alone.

Thanks again for hosting a most fun colorful and interactive month yet again Debs!!! Love you my sister!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I took a picture of a house in my neighborhood with a Pride flag! We were so happy to see it appear at the beginning of this month!

bobbie said...

All the displays are wonderful; I just gotta love that first one the most! No wonder it went viral! TFS

Lady M said...

What a colorful city. It has been fun hanging with you for pride month.

Marcia LaRue said...

All great displays ... especially the butterfly (metamorphosis) and the two feathers!

DVArtist said...

I love that first photo. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed each of them. Colorful and bright. Thanks!

This N That said...

So nice that the whole city goes the extra mile....Enjoy your day..

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, Thank you for a whole month of colorful Pride events. It was especially appreciated since we can't go out much here, but although there are plenty of gay&c. people in Taiwan, there is not much public display of signage and the like.

Mike said...

Love all the colors. Some of these should stay up all year.

Martha said...

These are all great! That first house and the last building are really awesome!

Moving with Mitchell said...

So uplifting. Wonderful to see the efforts businesses went to.

Bill Lisleman said...

I'm pleased to read the comments on the paint brush house pride picture. I followed the link about the background story. It certainly took talent and time to have come together so nicely. I'm all for increased awareness and acceptance.

e said...

These are beautiful and life affirming. I hope, like the bank on Whyte says, that it's PRIDE 365. 'Rainbow washing' for the month of June is not the same as being an ally all year, every year.

Thanks for the beautiful, colorful month of celebrating our great Queer population! You've done a public service again! said...

I watched the news story on the paintbrush. Very touching, and love circles back around...They're giving 100% of fundraiser profits to the Trevor Project. I know the man who started the Trevor Project, after his son in Chico died by suicide. Chicago->Chico.
Powerful, loving pride.
Glorious post, Debra. Thanks for continuing to bring it.

Tundra Bunny said...

Well, that's another TRANSLESBIGAYAPALOOZA for the record books -- thanks for another fun, colourful, yet edifying PRIDE Month, Deb! Now we can get back to what's really important: Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final! Just kidding, LOL!


Linda said...

The house is awesome, I read the article about the couple, even more awesome that they started a fundraiser for a good cause. Lovely displays in your neigbourhood as well Debra, it shows that many people really care and want equality for everyone. I hope that the bank with the striped walls keeps this look, it's really cool!

Joanne Noragon said...

This is all beautiful.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hopefully more people will open there heart to more. Saddly my town didn't do any thing for pride day.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Janie Junebug said...

I love them all, but especially that house. I tried to get a Pride outfit for Penelope but couldn't find one in her size.


Kirk said...

The top picture may have gone viral, but this is the first time I'm seeing it. That is just wonderful!

Adam said...

I just got a blanket in the bi pride colors

Deborah said...

Oh my, that house is amazing!!! Love it๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Liz Hinds said...

Wow! That's impressive, especially the paint brush. More low-key here but lots of stores displaying small symbols.

Magic Love Crow said...

Brilliant Deb!!! The house with the paint brush is AMAZING!!! And, I love seeing the Pride displays around your town! Big Hugs!

Martha said...

Oh my gosh...that house! LOVED all the posts, Debra! Thank you.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That first photo might be the most clever thing I've seen in a long time; I love it!