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Again this year, CUPE Nova Scotia activists showed their pride during the 23rd annual Halifax Pride Parade held on July 24, 2010.

Leading the way, the Pink Triangle Committee member Marlene Gaudet, division president Danny Cavanagh and CUPE equality representative Michelle Cohen were joined by local union activists and staff. With hundreds of other participants, they proudly marched through the streets of Halifax.

“We are very proud to once again participate in the Halifax Pride Parade. As a union, we recognize the diversity of our 17,000 members,” said Cavanagh. “We continue to grow and build on the principals of inclusion and equality for all. Our job isn’t to judge, it’s to continue to fight for all members to create a workplace and society where all people are equal.

“This year was also the first time that affiliates to the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour were able to participate together in Pride Week festivities. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to march along-side our Sisters and Brothers,” said Cavanagh.

Cavanagh added, “Having over 75,000 members speaking with one voice on equity and other issues that affect each of us is very powerful.”