June is PRIDE Month
June has been designated PRIDE month to recognize the impact LGBTQS people have had in the world. The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQS) pride and LGBT social movements in use since the 1970s.
Today is the ninth annual raising of the Pride Flag at Brant Family and Children’s Services. Typically, we would have many supporters here with us but due to the pandemic, everything looks a lot different this year. We are currently facing such uncertain times and we know that the LGBTQ2S community will be impacted even more so during COVID-19.
This flag raising is a visible sign that we believe in the rights of all people. As people struggle with isolation and limited connections to one another, we seek ways to demonstrate kindness, generosity, and allyship. We must stand together with a sense of shared humanity.
As a child welfare agency, Brant Family and Children’s Services is committed to supporting safety for all children and families. We continue to strive for equitable outcomes for children and young people, and to contribute to a community that honours each and every individual. A quote by Kai Cheng Thom resonated for me: ‘We must harness that same creative, resilient spirit in order to keep one another afloat’. Today and every day, we join together to help each other through the storm.
– Sarah Robertson, Director of Service