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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Letter: None are more persecuted than LGBTQ

Dear editor:

From reading our community newspapers I see that there are issues over whether the rainbow colours should be painted on an Old Town street for a crosswalk to show solidarity with our fellow LGBTQ citizens.

Frankly, I don’t understand why our LGBTQ neighbours should settle for the rainbow colours to be painted on asphalt for cars, horses and people to trample.

There exists no people more persecuted in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, and the world than the LGBTQ.

The town has previously “set aside a significant site in the heart of the Old Town to understand, celebrate and honour its Black history,” resulting in the Voices of Freedom memorial park.

To not do the same for my people is insulting.

John Boydell

St. Davids

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