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'It's about community, diversity and inclusion'

Friday, July 12, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT PRIDE

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Sault Pride organizes 2nd Annual Rotaryfest Pride Float

We are urging all residents of Sault Ste. Marie to show their support by showing up at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 to march alongside the float.

The lineup is on Bay Street between Brock and Pim, and the parade continues along Queen Street starting at 11 a.m.

You can either march on foot, or decorate a bicycle or electric scooter to ride alongside the main float.

Waterguns and bubble-blowers are encouraged!

The float will be recognizable by rainbow flags and brightly-coloured balloons, so Sault Pride welcomes anyone and everyone to join in the march.

Sault Pride is organizing this event for people who don’t feel a sense of place in another float this year, or for people who just want to be surrounded by great people and great energy.

After all, who doesn’t love rainbows, dance music and pompoms?

It gives individuals a space to show their sense of pride in our community.

That’s what pride has always been about.

Essentially we are promoting community, diversity and inclusion in a colourful way.

Everyone ought to be part of this float, including; gays, lesbians, straight men and women, young and old alike!

Check out our Facebook page for more details.

To donate, please click here.

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JustMe1234567 7/12/2013 2:14:50 PM Report

I hope many join in and walk alongside your float.

Even tho I'm straight I have many gay friends, and I'm sure of one thing, growing up gay in the Soo ain't easy.

It is people like you and your group that will make it easier on the next generation growing up gay.

Get out there, be proud and enjoy!

I salute you and your efforts as I'm sure many others do.
Right of Centre 7/12/2013 4:23:15 PM Report

Go Pride!

I would love to walk with you, but can't take the sun. I'm so proud that there's a Pride float in the parade. I wish we would have had this acceptance, and openness in the 80s, when my friends were struggling coming out.

And isn't it great that we hear more about Pride and marriage, than "coming out" these days.
TiaD 7/12/2013 5:09:05 PM Report

Very well written!!
proudteacher 7/12/2013 10:26:04 PM Report

I am so very happy that we are having our second Pride Float. What a wonderful example of equity, inclusion and social justice we are sharing with our community. As a teacher, I am particularly thankful that the youth of Sault Ste Marie have the opportunity to witness and participate in this event. It bodes well for our future. Thank you to all the organizers and have a fabulous time!
Alfie 7/13/2013 9:03:33 AM Report

Thanks but no thanks. I prefer to march along with the Lock City Dairies girls.
Tom_Bom 7/13/2013 9:52:43 PM Report

Sounds like a good time! I'm straight but if i'm not doing anything that day i'd totally be down. Just not with waving pom poms. I don't have the right wrists for pom poms.
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