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City Shows Its Pride

Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 12:33 PM


Pride PG President Stacy Hewlett and Mayor Lyn Hall raise flag -photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. –  This  weekend   the LGBTQ community, friends and family will be  celebrating Pride  in Prince George.

This morning,  Mayor Lyn Hall and Councillor Frank Everett were on hand  to see the  Pride rainbow flag raised at City Hall.

“It is hugely important to see this flag fly at City Hall” says Stacy Hewlett, President of the Prince George Pride Society.  “It really shows where this community  has come.  When this  (Pride celebrations) first started,  we did not have the support of  Council.  What the Mayor and Council have  shown  over the past five years is phenomenal,  they  continue to show that support and we are thrilled.”

The highlight of the Pride celebrations is the  parade through the downtown  core.   It is set to start at 11 in front of City Hall, and will likely take about an hour to  move through  the downtown.

The Pride festival on the  City Hall grounds starts at 10am Saturday and runs through until  4 p.m.


Oh-oh, get ready for the hate filled, ignorant, and homophobic comments everyone!

    Smithers folks are doing burn outs on their rainbow crosswalk . What a brave thing that must be for a homophobe . Not only stupid but wasteful . Nice pic of their work in the interior news .

Lol yah PG was the last of the hold outs on this. Like the smoking indoors. One of the last communities to rid that. Was real hard nose place. Gotten a lot better though I think.

Why did the rainbow colours get associated with LGBT?

    ht tps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag

    Its a metaphor/symbol for diversity.

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