Pride flag flies again
Clearview council will once again raise the rainbow flag at the emergency hub in recognition of Pride.
Fierté Simcoe Pride president Brandon Rhèal Amyot made the request by letter and was present at the June 24 meeting to speak to it. He said raising a pride flag, a symbol of hope, love and resilience, does make a difference.
In 2017, he said, was the first time that all communities in the County of Simcoe supported Pride, either by proclamation or by raising a flag.
The theme of the 8th annual festival is “Our History, Our Future” acknowledging 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, the beginning of the modern Pride movement, as well as other global and local histories, and provides the opportunity to begin building a vision for the future.
“I have seen the difference a Pride flag makes. I hope you will vote in favour,” said Rhèal Amyot.
There was no discussion on the motion and only two council members voted in opposition, Robert Walker and Barry Burton.
The flag will be hoisted at the emergency hub located at 6993 Highway 26 at 4 p.m. on August 1.