Every school in Ontario to Fly Gay Flag for Pride Month

the city of hamilton in ontario, Canada. photo credit: Tom Flemming, via Flickr

For gay Pride month in June, every public elementary  school in Ontario, Canada will be required to fly the gay flag.

Everyone except one person on the Greater Essex Public School Board voted in favor of the policy, according to CBN News. The move is meant to encourage inclusivity in elementary school. 

“When you're in elementary school, and you're just coming into adolescence, it's a very vulnerable time," said Julia Burgess, the board vice chairman, who introduced the motion. "You may not have a lot of peers like you. The Pride flag tells them we have their back."

The only board member who voted against the policy said parents would be against it and it would confuse children about gender, but the gay flags will still fly in June.