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Pride flag raising at Lethbridge College, University of Lethbridge

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The Rainbow flag is flying outside the main entrance of Lethbridge College for the fifth year in a row.

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced Lethbridge Pride Fest to move its events online, college officials say they felt it was important to show support for the LGBTQ+ community.

College President and CEO, Dr. Paula Burns, says “it’s a sign to our community that we’re allies, that this is a campus where everyone is welcome to be themselves, to receive an education without fear of prejudice, and to know that we have their backs.”

The University of Lethbridge also held a Pride flag raising event Monday morning at the main entrance to campus in celebration of Pride Week and to show support for Lethbridge Pride Fest.

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U of L Board Chair Kurt Schlachter, says “equity, diversity and inclusion starts with each and every one of us – within our personal and professional relationships, and then extends to our broader community.”

He says “never underestimate the positive impact you can have on someone else by being a representative of, or ally to, the LGBTQ+ community.”

Visit the Lethbridge Pride Fest website for more Information on this year’s Pride week events.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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