Pride Month is officially underway in Saskatchewan.
And for that matter, week too.
It's up and waving!
The rainbow flag flies at the Legislature as Pride Week & Month arrive in Saskatchewan!@QueenCityPride #PrideMonth #LGBT #transgender #YQR #SK #Sask #Canada #news pic.twitter.com/L4Im0a7pMj
— David Boles (@DavidJBoles) June 2, 2018
Dozens stood out in the rain and whipping wind as the rainbow flag was hoisted high at the Saskatchewan Legislature on Friday night.
One of the people in attendance was NDP leader Ryan Meili, who noted, as a government official, it’s important for him and his colleagues to recognize and celebrate diversity and equality.
“It’s great to see the community, the way they come together around Pride,” said Meili. “It’s a chance to celebrate the diversity in the community and show our support for people.”
The flag was helped raised by the co-chair of Queen City Pride, Jesse Ireland.
He said see that flag raised at the Legislature was important for one stand out reason: It signified the work and the people involved in pride.
“This goes beyond any symbolism and more into the actual human involved in the process of this pride movement.”