Launch of Pride Season – Send Your Video Submission by May 31!
May 25, 2021 - Defence Stories
June marks the beginning of #PrideSeason!
To kick-off this annual celebration, the Department of Canadian Heritage will be hosting a virtual flag raising event on social media mid-June (date and time to be confirmed).
The Defence Team Pride Advisory Organization (DTPAO) invites all LGBTQ2+ Defence Team members and allies in Canada and abroad to record and submit a short video on camera wishing everyone a Happy Pride Season. Your video may be included in the virtual flag-raising video, which will stream on the Canadian Heritage social media platforms in June.
Let’s show our pride colours and celebrate LGBTQ2+ diversity, inclusion, and pride in the federal public service across the country.
Step 1 – Film your video
Please follow this script: “Happy Pride Season from CITY, PROVINCE OR COUNTRY.”
- You are encouraged to submit your video in the language of your choice, including languages other than English and French (i.e., Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, Oji-Cree, Arabic, sign language, etc.)
- Read the basic filming tips
*Please contact Jenny Laviolette and Alexandre Desjardins for the basic filming tips
- Show your pride through decorations, flags, accessories, articles of clothing, etc. Don’t hesitate to be creative, all while respecting your local health guidelines, of course.
- Please do not say your name and title on camera. This information will appear on the screen in the final cut of the virtual flag raising video.
Step 2 – Submit your video
By May 31, please upload the following items to the Pride Season 2021 Sharepoint Folder (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website):
- Model Release Form (completed and signed)
*Please contact Jenny Laviolette and Alexandre Desjardins for the Model Release Form
- Video no longer than 10 seconds in MP4 or MOV file (Save your video with the following title: “First name_Last name_Location_Language of video”) (videos longer than 10 seconds will not be accepted)
Please note that depending on the volume of submissions received, it may not be possible to post all submissions.
If you are interested in volunteering with the DTPAO to provide support to Defence Team members and leadership, or to learn more about allyship or how to connect with other LGBTQ2+ members and allies in your area, contact the DTPAO by email at email@example.com.
Follow @freetobeme_ca and @PSPW2021 on Twitter to stay up-to-date on everything Pride Season.
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