Pride month kicks off in Saskatchewan with flag raising ceremony

The province of Saskatchewan is officially recognizing Pride Month at the Legislature.

Friday night the pride flag was raised for the seventh year at the Saskatchewan Legislature. The ceremony, which included speeches, was an opportunity to recognize the LGBTQ community in the Queen City.

One of the people on-hand for the event was Dan Shier, who serves as a co-chair Regina Queen City Pride.

“I think it’s really important to be able to show that the province is coming together for a united cause, bringing together all the different communities in Saskatchewan who are all celebrating this month,” he said during the evening event.

Despite the flag raising taking place in Regina, the month-long celebration is taking place in different parts of the province. Shier talked more about those other communities.

“Regina’s is June 7th to 16th; Saskatoon’s is also happening around the same time; Moose Jaw is wrapping theirs up this weekend, and definitely you will want to check out Prince Albert and a few other places in the province.”

Shier added this is also an important year because it’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, and Regina’s 30th anniversary of Pride Week.

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