City of Vancouver raises Trans* flag for first time ever for Vancouver Pride Week

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The beginning of this year’s Vancouver Pride Week included a bit of history, as the Trans* flag was raised above City Hall for the first time.

The event involved the official raising of the Pride and Trans* flags alongside the Provincial and National flags at City Hall grounds. Mayor Gregor Robertson was on hand to usher in the event, as was LGBTQ2+ community representative, and Vancouver drag legend, Joan-E.

The flag was created in 1999 by American trans woman Monica Helms, and was first flown in Phoenix, Arizona in 2000. The colours, blue, pink and white, represent what are seen as the traditional colours for male and female, with the white representing those who identify as intersex, transitioning, or consider their gender neutral or undefined.

 

Flying high and proud over #Vancouver #VanPride

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