Fierte Simcoe Pride logo

WHEREAS, this marks the twelfth annual Fierté Simcoe Pride (FSP), and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports gender and sexual diversity through services, activities, and events; and

WHEREAS, the Intersex Progress Pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County; and

WHEREAS, the Intersex Progress Pride flag was designed by Valentino Vecchietti in the UK in 2021,  the flag is a combination of Gilbert Baker’s 1978 Pride flag, Daniel Quasar’s 2018 Progress Pride flag, and Morgan Carpenter’s 2013 Intersex flag. The flag is a symbol of the Pride movement and the advancement of human rights for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex characteristics; and

WHEREAS, Fierté Simcoe Pride was formed on May 13, 2012, and its mission is to:create and offer inclusive events, services, and educational opportunities that rise above heterosexism, heteronormativity and homo/bi/transphobia, promoting safe communities within Simcoe County; andWHEREAS, Fierté Simcoe Pride is filled with numerous events and activities that focus on education, awareness, community development, creative expression and fun for the whole family. 

THEREFORE, the Township of Severn hereby proclaims July 24 to August 6, 2023 as Fierté Simcoe Pride in Severn. We encourage all citizens to learn more about Fierté Simcoe Pride and the activities of FSP 2023.

Mayor Mike Burkett

Township of Severn will raise the Intersex Progress Pride flag in celebration of diversity, to raise awareness, and promote equality on July 24 at 12:00 p.m. The flag will fly at our Administration Office until August 6, 2023. 

Visit Fierté Simcoe Pride to learn more about FSP and its activities.