Pride in P.E.I.

Pride in P.E.I.
Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Danny Evans was a popular feature in the parade.
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- October 28, 2016
- 19 h 00

PRIDE is necessary; For those who have never had to live with discrimination, you absolutely do not know what you are talking about! Let us teach you. In Moncton where I lived, the gays and lesbians wanted a weekly dance. The only place that offered us space was a Howard Johnson on the outskirts of the city. We had to hire private security as part of the deal as the hotel did not want to be responsible for injuries to us!. The crowds that came were in the hundreds for these dances. Eventually an organization that had frequent functions at the hotel said either the gays go or we go. Well it was us that went, but I never blamed the hotel, they had to take care of their business. We have to deal with name calling while simply walking down the street. A large hotel in the city of Moncton had a lounge which was a great place to go, quiet music and comfortable furniture. We were escorted out and told that "our kind" was not welcome there. So yes, pride is necessary... we have come a long way since those days, so if we want to act up and dress up in a parade, it is to celebrate what we have accomplished... leave us alone. We now have rights. Let us celebrate!

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