Pride Flag Destined to the Orlando GLBT Community

August 31, 2016

Tim Vargas
The Center Orlando
946 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803

Dear Mr. Vargas,

Please find enclosed a pride flag that was signed at the pride festival in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on August 20, 2016.  We asked participants to write a message of love, hope and solidarity destined to the Orlando community following the tragic events of June 12, 2016.

If you can send us a picture of the flag once you receive it, it would be greatly appreciated.  However, we also understand that you are overwhelmed with cards, letters and banners and might not be able to get back to us.

Let me end by quoting Jack Layton (1950-2011), a Canadian politician who has been a lifetime advocate on behalf of the LGBT community:

​​“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

In solidarity,


Colleen Hodder
A/Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC Atlantic