Fierté Simcoe Pride – July 27 to August 9, 2020
|Resolution No:||CR140-2020||Moved by:|| Sander||Seconded by:|| Smith|
WHEREAS 2020 marks the ninth annual Fierté Simcoe Pride, and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports gender and sexual diversity through services, activities and events; and
WHEREAS The Rainbow Pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County. The Rainbow Flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978. The flag is a symbol of the Pride movement and the advancement of human rights for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. The colour red signifies life; Orange is healing; Yellow is sunlight. Green represents nature. Blue symbolizes serenity, peace and harmony. And finally, purple represents spirit; and
WHEREAS Fierté Simcoe Pride formed on May 13, 2012, and its mission is “to create and offer inclusive events, services, and educational opportunities that rise above heterosexism, heteronormativity and homo/bi/transphobia, promoting safe communities within Simcoe County"; and
WHEREAS Fierté Simcoe Pride is filled with numerous events and activities that focus on education, awareness, community development, creative expression and fun for the whole family.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims July 27 to August 9, 2020 in recognition of Fierté Simcoe Pride and will raise the Rainbow Pride Flag as such; and
That Council encourages residents to visit www.fiertesimcoepride.com to learn more about Fierté Simcoe Pride and its scheduled activities for 2020.