City Hall Crosswalk Reflects Support for LGBTQ+ Community

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Kingston City Hall

The pedestrian courtesy crosswalk in front of Kingston City Hall has a new, colourful paint job today as signature Pride colours were painted there in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

The addition, using non-slip and environmentally-friendly paint, was made this morning between midnight and 3am and marks the start of the Pride month in June. The lines will be repainted at the end of of the month.

“It’s great to see the signature crosswalk in front of City Hall being painted in support of the Pride celebrations happening this year,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson in a release. “I’ll be asking Council to join me in proclaiming June as Pride Month in Kingston at our next meeting as we show support for our LGBTQ+ community and demonstrate that everyone is welcome and valued here in our city.”

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On June 12, City Council will be asked to proclaim June as Pride Month in the City of Kingston. With that approval, the Pride flag will fly at Confederation Park on Friday, June 16 and City Hall will be illuminated with rainbow colours that same night.

The Pride Parade and Community Fair is also set to take place Friday, June 16 in McBurney Park.

PhotoDoug Kerr (cc)