Gay Pride flag raised at Edmonton Military base to celebrate pride week.

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    Jun 08, 2013 4:04 AM GMT
    For the first time a gay pride flag has been raised at a Canadian military base

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/06/07/edmonton-garrison-pride-flag.html
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    Jun 08, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    Lol Canadian military
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    Jun 08, 2013 6:38 AM GMT
    Awesome! Canada has more freedom than America!
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    Jun 08, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidFor the first time a gay pride flag has been raised at a Canadian military base

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/06/07/edmonton-garrison-pride-flag.html


    If you ever lived there you would know why they call the place deadmonton.
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    Jun 08, 2013 7:07 AM GMT
    OH CANADA!!
  • garcon

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    Jun 08, 2013 1:35 PM GMT
    I am all for equality and tolerance in all work places and in the public sphere. But what place does a gay pride flag have at a military installation? Sometimes I think this just serves to highlight the differences and perceived expectation for preferences. There should be just the national flag and command/unit flags flown. Flying the gay flag tends to support many observers' belief that there is a gay "agenda" that is pushing for control and other political ends beyond the personal liberty to be secure in your person and simply not discriminated against.
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    Jun 08, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    wesv saidLol Canadian military


    Just teasing
  • waynerd

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    Jun 08, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
    garcon saidI am all for equality and tolerance in all work places and in the public sphere. But what place does a gay pride flag have at a military installation? Sometimes I think this just serves to highlight the differences and perceived expectation for preferences. There should be just the national flag and command/unit flags flown. Flying the gay flag tends to support many observers' belief that there is a gay "agenda" that is pushing for control and other political ends beyond the personal liberty to be secure in your person and simply not discriminated against.


    I'm kinda with you on this. I wouldn't have an issue with it being outside of a personal military housing unit to show your support, but not so much lumped in with the rest.

    However, it is interesting to see that they were willing to do it.
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    Jun 08, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    waynerd said
    garcon saidI am all for equality and tolerance in all work places and in the public sphere. But what place does a gay pride flag have at a military installation? Sometimes I think this just serves to highlight the differences and perceived expectation for preferences. There should be just the national flag and command/unit flags flown. Flying the gay flag tends to support many observers' belief that there is a gay "agenda" that is pushing for control and other political ends beyond the personal liberty to be secure in your person and simply not discriminated against.


    I'm kinda with you on this. I wouldn't have an issue with it being outside of a personal military housing unit to show your support, but not so much lumped in with the rest.

    However, it is interesting to see that they were willing to do it.


    *sighs*

    There's no gay agenda, especially up here where all gays are 100% equal in every way to everyone else, and have been for some time.

    I think it's a nice way to honour those fallen who had to hide a small but vital part of themselves for so long, and recognition of a minority that contributes.

    Here's another example, and for a different minority:

    "To celebrate the 2012 celebration Vaisakhi, a Sikh Cadet Corps was formed by the Canadian military." -wiki

    btw the linked article beneful1 posted pretty well explains the whole thing, and I encourage guys to read it.
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    garcon saidI am all for equality and tolerance in all work places and in the public sphere. But what place does a gay pride flag have at a military installation? Sometimes I think this just serves to highlight the differences and perceived expectation for preferences. There should be just the national flag and command/unit flags flown. Flying the gay flag tends to support many observers' belief that there is a gay "agenda" that is pushing for control and other political ends beyond the personal liberty to be secure in your person and simply not discriminated against.


    I'm gonna have to agree.
    I'm all for inclusion and all that, but why does a gay flag need to be raised over a military base?

    It seems ridiculous. I mean, the whole point of a military is to protect the country....with violence, if need be. So, why is a gay rainbow flag needing to be raised? And like u said.... as long as a gay person can be openly gay and not be discriminated against..... what else do they need?
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    Jun 08, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    wesv saidLol Canadian military


    For moments when moose cavalry are needed.
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    Jun 08, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    That's Canada for you. Never been prouder to be a Canadian.