Progress Pride flag and Trans Pride flag raised at City Hall for Pride Month
HAMILTON, ON – As a celebration and reflection of Hamilton's LGBTQ2SIA+ community, the City of Hamilton is very pleased to once again raise both the Pride and Trans flags for the entire month of June, with this year's Pride Month flag updated to the Progress Pride flag.
"The Progress Pride flag is taking the place of the original Rainbow Pride flag and is a wonderful inclusive update. It will be flown alongside the Trans Pride flag and was selected after consulting with the City of Hamilton's LGBTQ Advisory Committee," Mayor Eisenberger said.
The Progress Pride flag includes and celebrates the diversity and history of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community with the addition of black, brown, pink, light blue and white stripes to represent Black and Brown people of colour, Trans, Gender Non-Binary, Intersex and all those across the gender spectrum.
For this year's Pride Month, the City of Hamilton is also pleased to be able to dedicate the Hamilton Signature Sign to inclusive pride colours, kicking off today for most of the week. Inclusive pride colours illumination days on the Hamilton Sign will be spread throughout the month, for a total of 11 days, allowing many an opportunity to visit in person.
Mayor Eisenberger added, "Again, I wish to thank the LGBTQ Advisory Committee for working with the City to develop programming that will be new, inclusive of diversity and hopefully meaningful for all members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community."
"While we have more work to do towards building a community where all members feel safe, supported, a deep sense of belonging and celebrated, my hope is that each member of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community has a happy Pride Month."