Progress Pride Flag to be raised locally on Friday

Progress Pride Flag

The Truro Pride Society is making some changes to this year's celebrations due to COVID-19.

Holly Fisher, a member of the Truro Pride Society, says people are invited to celebrate Pride in their own back yard and to enjoy some of the virtual events online.

The Progress Pride Flag will be raised on Friday: at 11:30 a.m. at Truro Town Hall, 2 p.m. in Stewiacke, and 2 p.m. at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus.

The flag was created in 2018 by artist Daniel Quasar in order to make the Pride Flag more inclusive and progressive.

Five stripes were added to the rainbow flag to represent trans individuals (light blue, light pink, white), marginalized POC communities (brown, black), as well as those living with AIDS, those no longer living, and the stigma surrounding them (black).

The society says POC (People of Colour) Rainbow crosswalks have been painted in locations around Truro and Stewiacke and businesses are encouraged to decorate.

Fisher says, "Locally, we've been forming a board and getting incorporated, and working on a volunteer base and website. This is about community and people in the community are taking things forward."

More information on Truro Pride Week can be found on Facebook.