Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has issued the following statement regarding the raising of the Pride flag at McDougall Centre on September 2nd:
“Today I had the great honour of raising the Pride flag at McDougall Centre as part of Calgary Pride celebrations, marking the first time the flag has flown at the home of the provincial government in Calgary.
“I’m very proud to be part of a government that has three openly gay MLAs and a cabinet minister and has taken historic steps to create a more inclusive and welcoming province. In the last year, we have amended the Alberta Human Rights Act to include gender identity and expression, and worked to create safe and caring schools for LGBTQ students and staff.
“I look forward to walking in the Pride Parade this Sunday with Premier Notley and our colleagues. This is another proud and historic moment for diversity in Alberta.”