Mayor Brett Todd is happy a large crowd came out to see members of council and himself raise a flag to celebrate the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.
“I’m so grateful that this has gone so well since we started this four years ago,” Todd said at the ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
“We’ve gotten more buy-in, more support as the years have gone by, but we still have to keep doing this, this is still necessary.”
To Todd, Pride celebrations are important to show solidarity with the queer community in our area, and make sure they feel welcome in Prescott.
“This has to happen,” he says. “It’s a vital thing, especially for small towns, where certain types of bigotry have been too long left to sit under rocks, and to be unexposed.”
He says 2SLGBTQQIA+ students at local schools have suffered from bullying for their identities, and that that needs to stop.
“We have to make it better for everyone here in the Fort Town, across Leeds and Grenville, all over Ontario and all over Canada.”
If you want to see the flag, it’s at the Lee McKnight Water Fountain.