North Huron, Madill club raise Pride flag in Wingham
BY DENNY SCOTT
Last week, representatives of North Huron Township Council and members of The Plus, a 2SLGBTQIA+ organization from F.E. Madill School, raised the Pride flag for the first time at a North Huron facility.
The student group requested that North Huron Township fly the flag for the month of June to recognize Pride month. During council’s May 16 meeting, it approved the request, provided the group supplied the flag.
While the issue was contentious, council did vote in favour of it, resulting in a flag-raising procession being held on June 1 in front of the township’s town hall in Wingham.
After parading downtown, the student group, led by representative Madison Forester, a Grade 9 student from Madill, helped Reeve Bernie Bailey to raise the flag.
Forester explained the purpose of the group, which is to support and include everyone, including straight allies, before thanking everyone who attended the event.
Bailey said he and the rest of council were happy and privileged to be a part of the historic event, reminding the students to continue to lead, and not follow.