During the ceremony, CK Pride Association Vice President Marianne Willson said the support shown by the community and municipality “really makes a difference and added, “We need to open the lines of communication.”

Chatham-Kent Councillor Brock McGregor said events such as the flag raising demonstrates more than words that “Chatham-Kent is an open, welcoming community.

The purpose of the week is to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces.

For the first time, Transgender Awareness Week flags are being flown at a number of municipal services centres across the entire community.

“I think it’s important that people in smaller communities realize that they are accepted and supported,” Willson said. Anyone interested in more information about Transgender Awareness Week can visit CK Pride’s Facebook page

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Group shot / CK Pride Association Vice President Marianne Willson  and Chatham-Kent Councillor Brock McGregor

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