An inclusive Pride flag, with colours for trans, BIPOC, and intersex people, is flying against a blue sky.A Pride season letter has been sent to all ministries in Northern Spirit, Living Skies, and Prairie to Pine Regional Councils. In light of vandalism, and angry words sent to2SLGBTQIA+ Affirming ministries, the letter thanks the many ministries of all kinds who offer a public, intentional and explicit support to Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ people in the face of a sharp increase of hate speech and attacks. The letter invites faithful vigilance and courage through the summer Pride season, and offers resources on dealing with harassment. Download it here (PDF) and share widely. Many thanks to Chloe Burns for transforming a lot of text into clear and colourful layout.

An accompanying article on our website outlines a little of the history and context of the extremist movements that have gained strength in Canada in recent years.

If you have any concerns, or further ideas for addressing the situation outlined in the letter and article, please call your Regional Council office or Regional Minister Julie Graham,