Canada Ontario mayor to apologize to LGBTQ community

17:23  12 january  2018
17:23  12 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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LONDON, Ont. — The mayor of London, Ont., plans to apologize today to the city's LGBTQ community for the refusal of a previous mayor and council to proclaim a gay Pride day in 1995. Then- mayor Dianne Haskett refused a request from the gay community to declare a gay Pride

LONDON, Ont. – The mayor of London, Ont., plans to apologize today to the city’s LGBTQ community for the refusal of a previous mayor and council to proclaim a gay Pride day in 1995. Then- mayor Dianne Haskett refused a request from the gay community to declare a gay Pride

LONDON, Ont. - The mayor of London, Ont., plans to apologize today to the city's LGBTQ community for the refusal of a previous mayor and council to proclaim a gay Pride day in 1995.

Then-mayor Dianne Haskett refused a request from the gay community to declare a gay Pride weekend in July 1995, prompting complaints of discrimination.

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Haskett said she was exercising her discretion as mayor when it comes to civic proclamations, but the Ontario Human Rights Commission later ruled the actions by Haskett and council had been discriminatory.

City council agreed to pay the Homophile Association of London a $10,000 penalty assessed against the city and Haskett.

In an email sent out last week, Mayor Matt Brown's office said he will apologize to the LGBTQ community at 11 a.m. today on the steps in front of city hall.

Brown said in tweet that "it's time."

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