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  Colouring Durham with Pride

Jun 05, 2016 15:53 ET

The largest contingent of DRPS members ever celebrated Durham Pride Week at the annual parade today with smiles and laughter as they walked the route in downtown Oshawa. The DRPS have been a long-standing supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning and Two-Spirited (LGBTQ2S) community and is proud to be a part of the annual festivities.

Members of DRPS marched in the parade carrying a large rainbow flag to the cheers of the excited revelers. Some members brought their children to join in the parade. The Durham Pride Parade is just one of the events that occur during Pride Week. Other events like information and awareness nights, dinner and dance galas, movie nights, BBQs and music festivals also took place.

Pride Durham is a non-profit organization that celebrates the LGBTQ2S community and hosts Pride and social events in Durham Region.

On July 3, DRPS will be participating in the world renowned Toronto Pride Parade.

Below are attached files.
Celebrating Durham Pride (JPG file, 532.4K bytes)
Sgt. Jeff Haskins drives the anti-bullying cruiser (JPG file, 533.1K bytes)
Flying the rainbow flag (JPG file, 277.6K bytes)
Handing out candy (JPG file, 374.6K bytes)
Watching with pride (JPG file, 1,840.1K bytes)
Walking the parade route (JPG file, 933.9K bytes)
A family affair (JPG file, 672.1K bytes)
Deputy Chief Chris Fernandes joins the parade  (JPG file, 203.1K bytes)