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  Marking the International Day Against Homophonia

May 16, 2014 12:39 ET

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and DRPS is proud to partner with PFLAG Durham and raise the rainbow flag at Durham Regional Headquarters.

Chief Designate Paul Martin, Executive Officer Sgt. Emmy Iheme, Acting Sgt. of Recruiting Keith Richards, Diversity Cst. Pam Devine, and the Executive Director of PFLAG Durham Jamye Harper were all in attendance. The rainbow flag is the world’s most recognized symbol of LGBT diversity and Durham’s flag raising ceremony was one of hundreds that took place nationwide today.

“This is a monumental moment for us and the LGBT community to address the challenges they face in their daily lives,” said Acting Sgt. Keith Richards. “It’s another way to show our commitment to inclusivity in Durham Region.”

We will continue to show our support by participating in the Durham Pride Parade 2014 on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Oshawa, as well as, the World Pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday, June 29, 2014. If you have any questions, ideas or comments about involvement in the LGBT community, please contact Cst. Pam Devine of the Diversity and Inclusivity Unit at 894@drps.ca.

Below are attached files.
flag thumb (JPG file, 42.3K bytes)
A/Sgt. Richards raises the flag at Regional Headquarters (JPG file, 657.4K bytes)
Partnering with the Region of Durham and PFLAG Durham (JPG file, 360.9K bytes)
Chief Designate Martin and Cst. Devine talk with PFLAG Durham Executive Director Harper (JPG file, 360.9K bytes)