CUPE activists from across the region gathered at the Garrison Grounds on Citadel Hill for the July 25th Halifax Gay Pride Parade.
Marlene Gaudet, CUPE Nova Scotia’s representative on the National Pink Triangle Committee, led the way with Division President Danny Cavanagh and Regional Director Jacquie Bramwell riding along with her.
Local activists flew the CUPE flag distributed tatoos, bracelets and other goodies to the thousands gathered along the parade route.
Following the parade, CUPE activists found themselves more than busy at their booth on the Garrison Grounds.
They distributed CUPE pens, teddy bears, mouse pads, pins and a whole lot more.
CUPE NS President Danny Cavanagh said “I am very happy that the provincial division of CUPE actively participated in the Halifax pride events. CUPE is committed to fighting injustice and strives for equality for all of its members, regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation”.
Bramwell echoed Cavanagh’s comments. “I am extremely proud of the activists here in Halifax metro. It was indeed a great honor for me to participate in today’s parade.”