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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
July 25-7, 2022 asFierté Simcoe Pride Weeks
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, 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. Please visit www.fiertesimcoepride.com to learn more about FSP and its activities.
 
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim the weeks of July 25 to August 7, 2022 as “Fierté Simcoe Pride Weeks.”


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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