Proclamation - Fierté Simcoe Pride - July 25 to August 7, 2022
WHEREAS, This marks the eleventh 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 Intersex Progress Pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County. Valentino Vecchietti designed the Intersex Progress Pride flag in the UK in 2021. The flag is a combination of Gilbert Baker’s 1978 Pride flag, Daniel Quasar’s 2018 Progress Pride flag, and Morgan Carpenter’s 2013 Intersex flag. The flag is a symbol of the Pride movement and the advancement of human rights for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex characteristics; and
WHEREAS, Fierté Simcoe Pride was 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, I, Keith Hull, Acting Mayor of the Town of Collingwood,
DO HEREBY PROCLAIM July 25th to August 7th as “Fierté Simcoe Pride” in the Town of Collingwood.
Dated this 25th day of July, 2022