TORONTO & OTTAWA RAISE THE RAINBOW FLAG AS CANADA’S FIRST-EVER PRIDE MONTH LAUNCHES

PRIDEMONTH2TORONTO’s Mayor John Tory and some of his councillors made the proclamation official: June is Pride Month in TORONTO.

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PRIDEMONTH1Mayor John Tory: “Pride has evolved over the years. 35 years ago in 1981, it was in the streets in the form of a protest following the bathhouse raids. And here we are 35 years later, where a protest has become a parade, and a week long festival has become a month long celebration. For the first time this year, marching in our parade, here in TORONTO, the Prime Minister of Canada, Premier of Ontario, and the Mayor of Toronto.”

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Another first – history was made on June 1/2016, when the rainbow flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill in OTTAWA.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did the honours.  <PHOTO BELOW – Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press>

PRIDE7For TORONTO’s plans to celebrate Pride Month go to http://www.pridetoronto.com/pride-month/

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