Pride Month Proclamation

Proclamation Gay Pride Celebration Month June 2023

WHEREAS Sioux Lookout has a long and proud tradition of embracing diversity in all its forms – cultural, social, and ethnic; and

WHEREAS the community of Sioux Lookout is immeasurably enriched by the diversity of our people, including those members of the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer + (2SLGBTQ+) communities; and

WHEREAS Pride events across Canada and around the world are necessary to show community support and belonging for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and families, and 2SLGBTQ+-identifying youth in particular; and

WHEREAS Acknowledging and participating in Pride underscores and affirms our respect for the dignity, equality, and visibility of 2SLGBTQ+ people and families; and

WHEREAS The global pandemic has increased the isolation, anxiety, and insecurity of some of society's most vulnerable citizens, including 2SLGBTQ+ people and youth; and

NOW THEREFORE I, Doug Lawrance, Mayor of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, do hereby proclaim June as Gay Pride Celebration Month and encourage all residents regardless of sexual orientation, to celebrate together in recognition of the rainbow of diversity with which our 2SLGBTQ+ community contributes to Sioux Lookout.

Doug Lawrance, Mayor
Municipality of Sioux Lookout

Everyone is invited to join us at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 1st, for Sioux Lookout's Gay Pride Month Proclamation and flag raising. There will be free Pride cupcakes for those in attendance at the Municipal Office Garden, between the Library and Municipal Office. We hope to see you there!

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