LETTERS: Proud to see LGBT flag fly at City Hall

Editor:

Re: A push for predominance, Aug. 2 letters

It’s statements like Phillip Kinnie’s which give further evidence to the truth of the subject of Pride.

Shocking to see that, according to last week’s PAN poll, 2/5 of readers disagree with the Pride flag being flown at White Rock City Hall – further evidence that Pride’s goal has not yet been achieved.

Asking the question: “Do you support the flying of the Pride flag at White Rock City Hall?” is in itself reductive to the issue of LGBT rights.

And it provides a forum for people like Mr. Kinnie to give their bigoted commentaries.

The question is didactic and its polarizing nature leads me to conclude that only 3/5 of White Rock citizens support gay rights.

This makes me feel unsafe as a queer-identifying citizen, while simultaneously, I feel proud to see the LGBT flag flying at city hall in White Rock – especially in times when Pride’s goal is still, not yet achieved.

Peter Bleumortier, White Rock

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