Pride flag (Cassidy Muir photo)

Pride flag (Cassidy Muir photo)

Friends of Dorothy to hold Pride flag raising at City Hall

Rainbow flag will fly for one week in front of City Hall and Timms Community Centre

Friends of Dorothy will host a Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday, July 30 at the City of Langley City Hall and Timms Community Centre, at 20399 Douglas Cres.

The ceremony will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the Pride flag will be flown for one week.

Encompass Support Service Society’s program Friends of Dorothy is a LGBTQ2S+ youth group based in Langley.

Established in January 2016, Friends of Dorothy run a drop-in open to youth ages 12 to 24 years old, every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This is a group that creates a safe place for LGBTQ2S+ youth where they can learn about LGBTQ2S+ issues, share their experiences, and support each other.

Although supported by staff from Encompass Support Services, the drop-in is primarily led by the youth attending, with all programming decisions being the responsibility of the youth.

The flag will be flown below the City of Langley flag in front of City Hall from Monday, July 30 to the morning of Monday, Aug. 6.

The Pride flag raising ceremony promotes and celebrates inclusivity and support for all members of the Langley community.

For more information about the event, visit their Facebook page.