COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT – Strathroy Pride in the Park July 16th
" This is a family friendly event, there will be vendors, food, live entertainment, and tons of events for children! This event is to create a safe and inclusive space for everyone of all walks of life."
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT – Rainbow Crosswalk Going Ahead in Strathroy and Potentially Mount Brydges
"A community inclusion crosswalk or rainbow crosswalk is moving ahead thanks to council approval recently."
Rainbow crosswalk may be in downtown Strathroy’s future
"The municipality is investigating the creation of a rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of Frank Street and Front Street in downtown Strathroy in support of the LGBTQ2+ community."
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT – Strathroy Pride Speaks to Potential Crosswalk and Public Feedback
"When myFM ran the original story, it was met with plenty of positive comments on social media but also much negative comments, and Emanuele says he hopes that people will take time to educate themselves, change their minds and focus on the positives moving forward.
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT – Pride Flag Raised Saturday in Downtown Strathroy
"Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden was in attendance and says that pride is important as it gives the opportunity to celebrate everyone in our community."
Strathroy Pride festival takes it up a notch with help from businesses
"Stroll through downtown Strathroy and you'll notice something different this summer — rainbow-coloured stickers on the windows and walls of businesses."
The Importance of Rural Pride Celebrations
"I started listening to people’s stories. Conversations about growing up LGBT2Q+ in rural towns don’t come up easily. Many people who identify as queer or questioning don’t have many opportunities to talk about their identity, sexuality, or their feelings."
Strathroy Pride Ramping up for July 10th Event
"Their goal is to be a resource for the community, and for the LGBTQ2+ members of the community as a support system and to help educate everyone."
Rainbow Flag raised as Strathroy holds first ever pride festivities
"Every single person in our community deserves respect and to be member of the community without labels and without judgement, that's why we’re here."
Middlesex LGBTQ+ milestone: Strathroy to host county's first Pride bash Saturday
"The one-day, virtual event is a sign of the progress being made in small, often conservative towns, but also points to how much more work needs to be done to create welcoming communities for LGBTQ+ folks in rural Ontario."
Turning over a new leaf: Strathroy to host Middlesex County's first pride event
"My biggest thing is to just provide queer youth a space. You know we are here and we're living our life in a genuine positive way and that it's okay. It's okay to do this in small towns."
Middlesex LGBTQ+ milestone as Strathroy is host to county's first Pride bash
"It can be particularly challenging for youth growing up in rural towns, where it’s often harder to find other members of the LGBTQ+ community or access resources."