VIDEO: Pride And Transgender Flags Raised At CAS
The Windsor Pride flag has been raised outside at the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society building on Riverside Dr.
And for the first year, the Transgender community flag is flying along side it.
CAS Diversity Outreach Coordinator, Charlotte Lefrank says it's an opportunity for them to show support for the Pride community.
Executive Director of the Windsor Pride Community Centre, Crystal Fach says the Windsor area is generally good at respecting people in the LGBT community, but there are gaps.
"We need to start talking about race and gender as a whole because we do have a lot of lateral violence in our community," says Fach. "When we're talking about racialized folks, they don't often see people that look like them in our agencies. They aren't often getting groups that are specific that talk about the impacts of racism, homophobia and transphobia."
Founder and Executive Director of Windsor Essex Transgender and Allied Support, Jayce Carver says this is an important moment.
"By being able to be visibly recognized by the flag raising it shows that our community is starting to address the needs of the trans community," says Carver. "WE Trans Support is the first and only transgender centre in Canada."