One visible way to show unity
One might notice that the traditional white crosswalks in Charlottetown have recently been painted in all the colors of the rainbow. Such transition is on behalf of Pride Week that took place recently Island-wide.
The P.E.I. Pride Festival has been taking place for 23 years now, with events getting more extensive each year. For many, this is seen as a major advancement in human rights.
Paul MacGregor, the owner of the local restaurant Skip’s Fish ‘n’ Chips, took to Facebook recently to say, “This is offensive to many tourists who come here to escape this leftist agenda. You will never hear them say so, because if they do, the bullies will take them to court.”
It is only recently that members of our families, communities, province, and nation have been comfortably open with who are really are. Painting the crosswalks is a visible way to show our solidarity to the LGBTQ community who has too long been persecuted. Any unfavourable comment towards such action is an incredibly backward way of thinking. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but let’s not forget the legal rights of all Canadians.
Katie Marie MacDonald, Charlottetown