Media Advisory - Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, LGBTQ Community Members and Supporters to Join Toronto PFLAG in Annual Pride Flag-raising at City Hall in Recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Today

TORONTO, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ -

WHO:    

Toronto PFLAG Board of Directors


Deputy Mayor, Norm Kelly


Brenda Cossman, Human Rights Lawyer and Director, Bonham Centre for



Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto


Kevin Beaulieu, Executive Director of Pride Toronto (WorldPride 2014)


Andrea Houston, Toronto PFLAG and LGBTQ Community Supporter



WHAT: 

Annual Lunch-time Pride Flag-raising



WHERE:

Toronto City Hall (second level ramp outside)


100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON



WHEN: 

Flag Raising begins at 12:30pm sharp (rain or shine).  Event is 30 mins.



DETAILS:

Although this annual Day is typically recognized on May 17th, the 2014 annual flag-raising at Toronto City Hall and reading of the proclamation by Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014. An ASL/Sign Language Interpreter will be on-site and visible.



Toronto PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through SUPPORT, to cope with an adverse society, and EDUCATION, to enlighten an ill-informed public in order to end discrimination and secure equal rights. www.torontopflag.org

SOURCE PFLAG Toronto

For further information: Bryn Hendricks, Director of Media and Public Relations, Toronto Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), media@torontopflag.org, 416-875-2635