Pride Pen Pals

Gay Pride in Canada Concept Image

June is right around the corner and with Covid-19 still a menacing presence, Pride will look very different this year. Goodbye to a million people crowding the sidewalks of Toronto and hello to celebrating in place, just you, your tablet, and Zoom.

Digital doesn’t sound appealing?

Looking for a more personal touch?

Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto’s queer theatre, suggests going old school this year.

Remember letters, envelopes, stamps? Actual writing, you know, with a pen? Buddies has set up a program, Pride Pen Pals, where queer folks can connect with each other through snail mail, share their experiences around Pride.

I think Buddies has something here, not that I don’t appreciate the digital world, but there is something about opening an envelope, pulling out sheets of paper that are handwrittenโ€ฆ

Now that I think about it, I can’t remember the last time I received a real letter, opened an envelope that didn’t hide a bill.

Can you?

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9 thoughts on “Pride Pen Pals

  1. What a fantastic idea! I love this, Aimer! It has been a few weeks since I last received a letter in the mail but I remember it and the joy it gifted! There truly IS something wonderful about that, isn’t there? Cheers!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š

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