Pride Corner is a vibrant and welcoming space for the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies in Edmonton. It is located at the intersection of Whyte Avenue and 104th Street. Every Friday night, people gather to celebrate diversity and inclusion and counter the messages of street preachers. These street preachers have said homophobic, misogynistic, and outright hateful things to people passing by for over a decade. Pride Corner directly opposes these preachers; we come out because they harass the public.
Pride Corner started as a grassroots initiative by Claire Pearen, who wanted to make the intersection safe and affirming for queer people. Since then, it has become a popular and festive event, attracting support from local politicians, businesses and residents. In May 2022, the City of Edmonton officially recognized Pride Corner as a heritage area, acknowledging its significance to the history and culture of Edmonton's LGBT community. This is the first time in Edmonton's history that such a place has been declared a space by the mayor and has since been acknowledged through signage.