The Toronto Police Service raised rainbow flags to commemorate the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month on Thursday, June 1, footage shows.
TERRENCE RODRIGUEZ: Hello. My name is Terrence Rodriguez. And I am the civilian co-chair of the [? 2SLGBTQCCC. ?] I'm also the founder and coordinator of a program in Rexdale called REX Pride. And we are here today, June 1, to raise the pride flag in 23 Division for the first time-- but hopefully not the last. And I'm here with my fellow colleagues and community members here to try to set a precedent and show our support.
And this is just one of many gestures that we're going to continue to work on to do. And I myself am quite honored and privileged to be here. Because I am born and raised in Rexdale. And I am transgender myself. And I never thought I would see this happen in my lifetime.
So thank you. Thank you, TPS. Thank you, Toronto as a whole. Let's continue to support the community and do what we can to raise visibility, awareness, and get moving on diversity and supporting [INAUDIBLE]. Thank you.
- Thank you, Terrence.
TERRENCE RODRIGUEZ: Thank you.
TERRENCE RODRIGUEZ: Let's start.
- All right, here we go. It's all yours.