York Police to participate in Pride Month celebrations

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York Regional Police will be participating in a number of Pride events this month beginning with the 2nd annual raising of the rainbow Pride flag outside of York Regional Police Headquarters to kick off Pride month and celebrate diversity in our community, it was announced on Monday.

In addition to the flag raising at headquarters, York Regional Police will be participating in flag-raising ceremonies across the region throughout the month. Details of the flag raisings can be found at: http://yorkpridefest.com/2016/events.phtml

York Regional Police will also be participating in the York Region Pride Parade on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Town of Richmond Hill, as well as the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

York Regional Police is committed to supporting the LGBTQ community both internally among our members, as well as externally with our citizens.

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In 2014, York Regional Police formed the LGBTQ Internal Support Network (ISN) which has grown to become the largest ISN within the service. The ISN is comprised of both sworn and civilian members of the LGBTQ community as well as friends and supporters.

York Regional Police is proud to enjoy strong community partnerships with organizations such as PFLAG York Region and York Region Pride Fest in celebrating diversity and promoting inclusivity. Through these partnerships and collaborative efforts we strive to combat hate in all its forms and further enhance the quality of life of all members of our diverse community. – CINEWS

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