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Fri May 7, 2021, 09:50 AM

Catholic schools in Toronto will raise the Pride flag next month for the first time ever.

Source: cp24.com/news






Published Friday, May 7, 2021 7:27AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, May 7, 2021 9:02AM EDT

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“We recognize that this is an important step required to demonstrate the TCDSB’s ongoing commitment to fostering inclusive environments that are safe and welcoming places for 2SLGBTQ+ students and staff," TCDSB Chair Joe Martino and Director Brendan Browne said in a statement Friday morning.

The vote came after the board's recently established 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee recommended proclaiming Pride Month and raising the flag at schools.

Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam reacted to the news late last night on Twitter saying “history is made!”

Wong-Tam spoke at the board meeting and said Pride Month should be celebrated to encourage inclusivity at all TCDSB schools.

“By raising the rainbow flags and proclaiming Pride Month, you can take action to protect LGBTQ2S students by working to create a strong, caring and affirming community. One that cherishes a diverse school community - one that is fair-minded - one that is prepared to demonstrate love in bold, colourful action,” she said.........................................................................

Read more: https://www.cp24.com/news/toronto-catholic-schools-to-raise-pride-flag-next-month-for-first-time-1.5418019



Of course there are some bigoted members who did not agree--but too bad.





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A Pride flag waves above Toronto Police Headquarters on June 1, 2017.










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