Pride Flag Will Wave Over Cobourg

In City Hall

Cecilia Nasmith/Today’s Northumberland
Even though the Pride flag had already been raised at the Cobourg Police Services building, council granted official permission at Monday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting for the flag to fly at Victoria Hall.
Ashley Bowman of the local PFLAG chapter made the request on the occasion of Pride Month in June, along with Downtown Business Improvement Area chair Adam Bureau.
Though the acronym stands for the community it began as a support for – Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays – Bowman explained that it has evolved also to embrace an advocacy role for the Pride movement.
“We are asking council to hang the Pride flag on town hall for the month of June to show our community that we stand together as one,” Bureau requested.
Bureau also issued an invitation to the community to support their June 12 vigil commemorating the second anniversary of the hate-inspired mass shooting that killed dozens at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub called Pulse.
They will gather at Trinity United Church at 7 p.m., Bowman said, followed by a walk down Division Street to the beach. From there, they will proceed east to the Gathering Place memorial located across the street from Victoria Park.

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