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Current Team

Bee Dupuis | Chair (she/her/they/them)

Bee is excited for her first term as Chair of Kingston Pride. They are a passionate community builder and advocate;  She organized two counter protests to support our community just this past year! As a young bisexual woman with both a chronic illness and a disability, her goal is to make pride events more accessible for all. Additionally, Bee is striving to build all facets of Pride in Kingston and its Pride Board.

bee@kingstonpride.ca 

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Étienne Clément | Vice Chair (they/them or he/him)

Étienne is an out and proud queer and non-binary person! A graduate of The University of Guelph's engineering program, they currently work as a production and operations manager for a local cannabis beverage start-up. They are passionate about intersectional feminism and queer equality. 

 

etienne@kingstonpride.ca

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Kay Young | Treasurer (She/They)

Kay is serving her first term as Treasurer on our board. She is a passionate vibrant queer woman who is always willing to lend a helping hand. As a recent Bachelor of Business graduate from Yorkville University, and with an extensive working background in financial related fields, she is ready to put her knowledge to good use! With their passion in building strong connections with their peers, Kay is looking forward to supporting and building a strong foundation for our Kingston community members to thrive in. 

Treasurer@kingstonpride.ca

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Emily Cehic | Secretary | Accessibility (She/They)

Emily is a queer, non-binary, disabled, neurodivergent educator, person of colour and artist. Their journey through chronic pain and disability fuels their passion for accessibility and representation. They are currently completing their Master of Education at Queen’s University with a focus on celebrating queerness and neurodiversity. Emily aims to create inclusive spaces both in the community and through their small business LGBteaQ Creations.  

 

Emily@kingstonpride.ca 

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Laura | Board Member | Head of Planning Committee (They/Them)

Laura is a queer organizer with a passion for collective empowerment, education, and radical care through mutual aid. They are excited to be serving their first term as head of the planning committee, and look forward to building connections within our vibrant and diverse local queer community.

Laura@kingstonpride.ca

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Jaden Diminno | Board Member

Jaden is a neurodivergent, queer and trans, chronically ill grade 7/8 teacher. They believe that visibility and vulnerability are key to creating welcoming and accepting communities. Jaden enjoys collecting and reading books with diverse characters to share with their students. They are currently reading Green by Alex Gino.

Jaden@kingstonpride.ca

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Andi Wilder | Board Member (she/her)

Andi is excited to be in Kingston Pride board for her second term. Originally from Central NY, she's found Kingston has become her home. Andi's passion in life is building queer community and is a co-founder of The BEAVER Lodge. She believes in queer organizations building each other up and is passionate about fostering partnerships that build a larger active queer community in Kingston.

 

andi@kingstonpride.ca
 

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Jamie George | Board Member, (She/Her)

Jamie came to Kingston in 2010 a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Following her release in 2019 she became active in the local 2SLGBTQIA+ community and ultimately grew into the woman she was always meant to be. She started by volunteering with Beers for Queers at the Tir Na Nog and was a member of the Kingston Pride Board in 2021-22. A strong believer in peer support and the belief that you can change the world one person at a time, Jamie has recently become the facilitator of TAPS Kingston. TAPS is a Transfeminine Advocacy and Peer Support group supporting those primarily in their male to female transitional journey. In her spare time Jamie enjoys Karaoke, sports such as football, baseball and hockey, and most importantly being a mom. Jamie also enjoys meeting with individuals, lending an ear, giving advice based on her experience and researching things when she doesn’t know the answer.

Jamie@kingstonpride.ca

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Lindsay Halstead | Board Member

Lindsay was transplanted from Sault Ste.Marie in 2018. They are a self-proclaimed jane of all trades, master of none. Lindsay is a burlesque performed with Limestone City Burlesque. With experience with fundraising and event planning Lindsay is excited to join the board this term. In their free time they enjoy being a creative nerd.  

Lindsay@kingstonpride.ca

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Proudly serving Kingston's 2SLGBTQIA+ community for 30+ years!

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