Rainbow flag raised at Queen's Park

Wynne on hand to deliver remarks

There were some technical difficulties, but the rainbow flag has now been raised at Queen's Park as Canada's first openly gay premier watched on.

On the first attempt to hoist the flag up the pole, it fell off. Staff scrambled to put a back up in place and just moments later, it was blowing in the wind.

Wynne addressed the crowd of more than 100 people on the front lawn of the legislature, proud that that fact that she's gay didn't figure prominently over the last month in an election campaign.

She says she doesn't believe the people of Ontario hold prejudice in their hearts.

The crowd cheered at Wynne's almost every statement. There were even claps and laughs after Wynne mentioned there were volunteers in place at Provincial Parks to make sure the LGBT community feels comfortable going camping, then smiled about there being "so many lesbian and gay jokes" in that statement.

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  1. Mark7 posted on 06/23/2014 01:02 PM
  2. Ryan posted on 06/23/2014 01:19 PM
    The way I see it, the World Pride celebrations in Toronto are no different than any of the World Cup celebrations; I'm not interested in soccer, don't bother watching it, and don't care who wins, but I'm not about to start getting angry at other people for bring soccer fans.

    That said, I also don't see why it's supposed to be some big progressive victory that the Premier is a "soccer fan," when the fact that she's terrible at her job should be far more important.
    1. Ryan posted on 06/23/2014 01:20 PM
      @Ryan Ugh, typo. That should read "BEING soccer fans," not "bring." Newstalk, we need an Edit Post button.
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 06/23/2014 03:12 PM
  4. █ Alex █ posted on 06/23/2014 03:55 PM
    █ I don't know a lot about flags, but I do know that sometimes they get flown
    upside down by mistake. █
    I hope the installers checked the correct orientation of it before raising it. █
    Even the Union Jack can be flown upside down, as there are thin lines and
  5. john posted on 06/23/2014 04:56 PM
    such an ugly flag u wouldn't catch me using it for a dish rag or to wipe up the mess from the doggy do do that fido left downstairs.
  6. kenfromcanada posted on 06/23/2014 05:44 PM
    Hey - Alex-herry, donny p(utz).....

    Solo come "inbred" come lei, si rifiuta di Ozarks!
    1. █ Alex █ posted on 06/23/2014 05:58 PM
      @kenfromcanada See, it's like you're trying to make words, but your brain is being strangled by long strings of mozzarella.
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