June 1 2020
HAMILTON, ON – In recognition of Hamilton’s 2SLGBTQIA+ community and to mark national Pride Month, the City of Hamilton will raise the Pride and Trans flags over City Hall for the month, starting today, Monday, June 1.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City will be unable to host a Flag Raising Ceremony in the Hamilton City Hall Forecourt. Social or physical isolation has placed an immense strain on the social fabric of our community. We encourage all citizens to support and celebrate the gifts 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and the community bring to our City, by engaging in the virtual programs available.
“We know there is still much we need to do to ensure equity and inclusion for the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in our City. Now more than ever, we need to continue meaningful dialogue to ensure all people in the Queer and Trans communities in Hamilton feel respected, supported, celebrated and, safe.” - Mayor Fred Eisenberger