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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
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Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
June 1-30, 2021 asBarrie Pride Month
WHEREAS; This marks the 8th annual Barrie Pride season in Barrie, and it’s purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Barrie that supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, and Intersex-community members through services, activities and events; and
 
WHEREAS;  The Rainbow Pride flag is raised to honour LGBTQ2I+ community members of Barrie. The Rainbow Flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978. The colours represent the diversity of the LGBTQ2I+ community. 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; Barrie Pride season is filled with numerous events and activities that focus on education, awareness, community development, and creative expression organized by Barrie Pride’s grassroots, volunteer community members.
 
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2021 to be “Barrie Pride Month,” and encourage all citizens to take note of this special time, get involved and participate in these celebrations.


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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