Happy Pride Month
West Nipissing is proud to be an inclusive community — where everyone is free to express their joie de vivre.
Activities in West Nipissing
The West Nipissing Pride Committee is hosting virtual events in celebration of Pride Month. Visit the committee’s Facebook page for information.
WHEREAS, the Municipality of West Nipissing supports the rights of every citizen to experience equality and freedom from discrimination; and
WHEREAS, all people regardless of age, gender identity, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges have the right to be treated on the basis of their intrinsic value as human beings; and
WHEREAS, the Municipality of West Nipissing accepts and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and believes a diverse population leads to a more vibrant community; and
WHEREAS, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or sometimes questioning and two-spirited (LGBTQ2+) communities contribute to the cultural, civic and economic successes of the Municipality of West Nipissing; and
WHEREAS, while we as a society at large are embracing new definitions of sexuality and gender we must also acknowledge that the need for education and awareness remains vital to end discrimination and prejudice; and
WHEREAS the Municipality of West Nipissing acknowledges the ongoing efforts to bring awareness to the continued evolution of the West Nipissing Pride movement;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, Mayor Joanne Savage and the members of West Nipissing Council hereby proclaim the month of June 2021 as Gay Pride Month in West Nipissing and encourage our residents to reflect on the ongoing struggle for equality members of the LGBTQ2+ community face and celebrate the contributions that enhance our municipality and its communities.
Dated this 1st day of June, 2021.