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Mayor's Apology to London's LGBT2Q Communities

Posted January 12, 2018

London, Ont., mayor apologizes to LGBTQ community for city’s 1995 refusal to declare Pride weekend

By: Peter Goffin (The Canadian Press)


Mayor Matt Brown formally apologized for then-mayor Dianne Haskett’s decision. Brown said London has come a long way in the past 20 years, but still has a long way to go in respecting and supporting the LGBTQ community.

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Mayor Matt Brown apologized on behalf of city hall for 1995 gay-pride parade discrimination

By: Megan Stacey (The London Free Press)


It was a symbolic move to denounce a hateful chapter in London’s past.


Mayor Matt Brown's formal apology to the LGBTQ community, 23 years after then-mayor Dianne Haskett refused to issue a gay pride proclamation, drew dozens to the steps of city hall on Friday morning, despite howling wind and rain.

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‘It hurts’: London Mayor Matt Brown apologizes for homophobic actions of past council

By: Liny Lamberink (Global News)


The city of London took a step towards leaving behind its “homophobic actions of the past,” when Mayor Matt Brown offered an apology to the LGBTQ2 community for something that happened more than 20 years ago.

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Mayor apologizes for 'homophobic actions' that kept rainbow flag from flying in London

By: Kate Dubinski (CBC News)


It's been a stain on London for almost a quarter century. 

On Friday, Mayor Matt Brown apologized to the gay community for a 1995 decision by then-mayor and council's to deny a gay pride proclamation. 

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Brown Apologizes For Gay Pride Slight

By: Miranda Chant (Blackburn News)


It was an apology some members of London’s LGBTQ2 community thought would never come.

More than 20 years after the City of London and its then-mayor Dianne Haskett refused to issue a gay pride proclamation, the city’s current mayor Matt Brown apologized Friday for the past discrimination.

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London, Ont., mayor apologizes for city denying 1995 Pride weekend

By: The Canadian Press (National Post)


The mayor of London, Ont., says the city has failed to recognize in the past that LGBTQ rights are human rights, but that it is time to take action against hatred and unfairness. 

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