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CELEBRATING AN IMPORTANT SYMBOL – The new intersex-inclusive Progress Pride flag was raised above city hall Kwänlin Kêye Ghända Ghakwije Kų last Friday. It was also hoisted above the Jim Smith Building that day. Mayor Laura Cabott has proclaimed August as Yukon Pride Month in Whitehorse.

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Mayor Laura Cabott

Mayor proclaims August as Pride Month

Mayor Laura Cabott has proclaimed August as Yukon Pride Month in Whitehorse.

By Whitehorse Star on August 8, 2023

Mayor Laura Cabott has proclaimed August as Yukon Pride Month in Whitehorse.

“Yukon Pride Month supports and promotes events and activities that help to build a strong, safe and vibrant community,” Cabott told city council Monday evening.

The City of Whitehorse is committed to supporting and respecting 2SLGBTQAI+ community members, allies, and employees, she told council.

“Yukon Pride Month invites Yukoners from all communities across the territory to be part of the Pride celebrations, whereas pride 2023 in Whitehorse is being celebrated with events planned from August 5 to the 13th here in the city,” Cabott said.

Yukon Pride Month kicked off this year with the 10th annual pride parade and picnic last Saturday, hosted by the Queer Yukon Society.

According to the society’s website, other events for Yukon Pride Month include:

• Mo Kenny, co-presented by the Yukon Arts Centre, this evening;

• Queers and Beers at Winterlong, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday;

• Teen Pride Month Movie Night, 6 -9 p.m. Friday;

• GayLight All Night: Pride Dance Party, 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday; and

• Drag Brunch with Ilona Verley and guests 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Sunday.

More pride events can be found on the society’s website.

Comments (2)

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Josey Wales on Aug 11, 2023 at 10:19 am

Hey Erwin...if she did what you suggested?
Her Liberal Team Red coat would get ripped off by her handlers...
...l, suggest!

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Erwin Glock on Aug 9, 2023 at 12:38 pm

Mayor Cabott - How about proclaiming a tax relief month for a change?

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