Pride Week begins in Pictou County

John Brannen
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Longtime activist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community Gerard Veldhoven served as master of ceremonies for the beginning of Pride Week in Pictou County.

Around 40 people gathered at the Town of New Glasgow flagpoles to witness the raising of the rainbow pride flag yesterday afternoon. Eric Arbuckle gave an emotional reading of ‘I am what I am’ by Jerry Herman from the Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles. Leaders of Pictou County’s six municipalities signed a proclamation announcing Pride Week at the event. To see video from the event, go to

Geographic location: Pictou County, New Glasgow, Broadway

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