Frequently Asked Questions
Who is PQP?
We are a group of creative queers living on and around the South Shore of Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia.
What does PQP do?
We organize queer-centred social events and fundraise for local projects that directly support local queers and communities in Lunenburg County. We are collaborating with the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts (LFA) to create Clams—a new grant launching in 2024 specifically for 2SLGBTQIA+ artists based on the South Shore.
What does PQP have to do with the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts (LFA)?
The LFA is a volunteer-led registered charity that provides annual grants and bursaries to artists from all disciplines in Lunenburg County. This year, PQP is collaborating with the LFA to establish the Petite Queer Pride Program which raises funds specifically for Clams—a new 2SLGBTQIA+ artist grant.
How will my money support Petite Queer Pride?
Donations to PQP will be used to cover our event production expenses (venue rental fees, vouchers for ice cream cones, etc.). Surplus funds will be invested in Clams—a new grant specifically for 2SLGBTQIA+ artists, launching in 2024 with the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts.
A portion of donations will be directed towards community projects such as the funding campaign for the West Dublin Community Hall—a beloved local hub of culture in West Dublin, Nova Scotia.
Where are PQP events taking place, and why?
Daytime events are FREE and will take place at Rissers Beach Provincial Park. PQP will have a tent in the day-use area near the public washrooms and canteen. Accessible features and downloadable park map are available on Rissers Beach website and include accessible beach mat (Mobi-mat®), accessible park office, accessible restroom with shower, flush toilets (day use), and five (5) first come, first served accessible parking spaces (accessible parking pass required) at civic address 5463 NS-331, Petite Rivière, NS.
After Dark event is a 19+ ticketed event and will be held at the Lunenburg Legion. Alcohol will be served on the premises at a cash bar and non-alcoholic options will be available. The Legion has designated accessible parking on the street, an indoor ramp leading to the lower lever space, and two (2) single occupancy washrooms. Further accessible features are available upon request.
PQP chose the above venues for 2023 events with accessibility in mind. Please let us know how we can reduce barriers to access at PQP events and support participation.
What should I bring to the Daytime event?
Some suggestions: Beach blankets, folding chairs, sun protection, swimwear, costumes for procession, water, snacks…cash tips for the canteen staff scooping your ice cream cones!
How long have you been operating?
Petite Queer Pride was established in 2022 by a group of queer-identified volunteers based in the Petite Rivière, Dublin Shore and LaHave area of Kespukwitk/Southwest Nova Scotia.
Are you a registered charity/not-for-profit organization?
Nope, but in 2023 we created the Petite Queer Pride Program with local registered charity the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts (LFA) and can now receive donations and issue tax receipts when applicable. Donate now.
Do you still have a question?
Feel free to get in touch!