Make ‘Pride Corner on Whyte’ Ave. Official!

Make ‘Pride Corner on Whyte’ Ave. Official!

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Brian Deacon started this petition to City of Edmonton and

Hello Friends and Allies,

I am writing to you to ask for your help to make ‘Pride Corner on Whyte’ a permanent and recognized part of Whyte Avenue. As you are likely aware, Claire Pearen began to protest the street preachers every Friday to show that Hate Speech against the 2SLGBTQ+ community does not belong in Edmonton.
Since then, the movement called ‘Pride Corner on Whyte’ has grown and every Friday, many people join to dance, to wave Pride flags and to hold signs. Why do the people of Edmonton do this? To show that hate will not be tolerated. 8 unhoused 2SLGBTQ+ youths have committed suicide in the past 10 months. All have had to walk Whyte Avenue and listened to the ‘words’ spoken by these street preachers. 3 recently unhoused LGBTQ+ youths joined us all evening and they danced and loved themselves due to their ‘chosen family’ standing with them. Their Pride for the community and better yet, themselves is testament to why the City of Edmonton can help provide a safe space for them.
I am asking for you help in gaining support from City Council and the Old Strathcona Business Association to permanently designate that the corner of Whyte Ave and Gateway Blvd be branded as Pride Corner. Please pass this message along and we ask you to write to your city councillors and the Mayor to show that you support this action.

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