June 12, 2019
To All Members of the Carleton Community,
June is Pride Month. To celebrate and support LGBTQ2+ communities, Carleton University has raised the rainbow pride flag on Library Road between Azrieli Theatre and Dunton Tower.
Pride Month commemorates the anniversary of a rebellion at the Stonewall Inn in New York, where riots took place in the early hours of June 28, 1969. That event is credited by many historians as the turning point for the movement. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. In 2005, Canada became only the fourth country to legally recognize same-sex marriages.
Carleton University is a diverse and inclusive community and we are proud to fly the flag of the LGBTQ2+ community. We invite everyone to celebrate Pride Month. Campus Safety Services plans to participate in the city’s Capital Pride week again this year by including a patrol vehicle in the parade.
The university will also raise the flag during Capital Pride, which takes place from Aug. 18 to 25, 2019.
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