Are You Ready for Clean Sober and Proud 2023?
Last Door’s Clean, Sober, and Proud committee started in 2008 as a small entry in the Pride Parade consisting of nine people wanting to have sober fun during Pride Day. This small idea has evolved into award winning floats, community and outreach booths at various Prides, and a street party that gets bigger every year.
providing a sober space for LGBTQIA2+ people to celebrate pride is important to helping people sustain recovery from addiction. This gives people the opportunity to be themselves without judgement and to participate in activities that make them feel included and accepted. It also allows them to be around other people who are also in recovery and understand the importance of staying sober. Additionally, it provides a safe and supportive environment for people to continue to work on their recovery and to celebrate their identities.
For past memories visit www.CleanSoberAndProud.com
Clean Sober and Proud Float
Every year for over a decade Last Door has proudly marched in the Vancouver Pride Parade, and we always strive to have the biggest, gayest, bestest float! At Last Door, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all LGBTQIA2S clients. We strive to provide an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding, where everyone is respected and accepted regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or any other differences. Our staff are educated and trained to provide non–judgmental, respectful, and affirming care. We are here to serve our clients and our community.
Sober Lounge Vancouver
Last Door took over the Davie Street Shoppers Drugmart parking lot last year and hosted internationally acclaimed drag stars:
- Kendall Gender
- Juice Box
- Jaylene Tyme
- Alma Bitches
- Ruby Starlight
- Serenity Meadows
- Chalazion Leroux
- Makayla Couture
- Nina Mercury
Untoxicated Festival New Westminster
Last Door was super excited this year to bring the biggest Drag Show we have ever held to our hometown of New Westminster. RuPaul’s Drag Race & Local Super Stars were live at New West Pride this past August.
RuPaul’s Drag Race stars:
- Yvie Oddly
- Naomi Smalls
- Brooke Lynn Hytes
- Kendell Gender
- Gia Metric
- Synthia Kiss
Local Super Stars:
- Alma Bitches
- Jaylene Tyme
- King Fisher
- DJ Lejos
With over 1300 ticketed people in attendance plus over 10,000 people outside the gate this was by far the biggest Sober Pride Event in Canada. Last Door is looking forward to bringing back world class Drag performers in 2023 to celebrate Clean and Sober Pride in New Westminster.
Outreach Addiction Recovery Booths
Last Door travels Pride Events across the lower mainland to educate communities about addiction recovery, reduce stigma, and be available to offer support. We recognize that attending Pride events can be a meaningful and important experience for people in recovery, as well as those in the LGBTQ+ community. Our team is committed to representing and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in a respectful and responsible manner.
We are dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all attendees. At Pride events, Last Door staff will be available to provide resources, answer questions, and offer support. We will also be educating the community about our programs and services to help reduce stigma and create awareness about addiction recovery. We are eager to meet and engage with people from all walks of life and to foster meaningful connections.
The Last Door is passionate about being part of the Pride movement and look forward to celebrating with everyone.
More details to follow.