City statement on the ‘Million March 4 Children’ event
The City of Whitehorse is aware of the ‘Million March 4 Children’ event planned for September 20.
While the City supports people’s right to organize and protest, we stand by our 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and their right to live their true selves safely and free of harassment and hate.
The promotion of anti-2SLGBTQIA+ ideas has no place in our community and messages that target fellow community members will not be tolerated.
No member of our community should ever feel targeted, especially because of their gender identity or sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality, age, or background.
Bylaw Services has been made aware of the event, along with plans for a counter-protest. Bylaw officers will be on-site to ensure the safety of all participants, and compliance with the City’s bylaws. We are also in touch with the Whitehorse RCMP who are aware of the event.
To residents and staff who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+, we support you. You are valued and will always be welcome here.