Toronto’s Pride Parade is an opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community – and to stand in solidarity with the values of acceptance and equality. Following a longstanding tradition, ATU Local 113 will join hundreds of thousands of Torontonians to march in the fabulous 38th annual Pride Parade.
DATE: Sunday, June 24th at 2:00 PM
- ATU Local 113 Sisters and Brothers will be marching with the TTC Pride bus
- The first 100 people will receive an ATU Local 113 rainbow t-shirt (photo below)
- The meeting place is at the Parade marshalling grounds on Rosedale Valley Road, at 1:30 PM just before the official start of the Parade.
In the words of one of our ATU Local 113 Sisters, Kathleen Zitnak, “It is also particularly important for members of ours who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community—identified or not—to see that we support and accept them.”
She added, “While the TTC and ATU Local 113 have non-discriminatory hiring policies in place, openness and public acceptance of this community remains limited.”
A by-law change was recently submitted to look at the rights of LGBTQ+ Sisters and Brothers in the workplace.
LGBTQ+ members and allies are part of this city, and it is a part of us. Equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community still have a long way to go, and this is a small way we can show our support for the community and their fight.
As we continue our fight for rights, this is a chance to get out and help another community with theirs. We look forward to seeing you at the parade!