September 20, 2023
STATEMENT: Mayor Crombie Responds to Anti-2SLGBTQIA+ Protest in Mississauga
Protests like the one planned today in Mississauga and in cities across the country only continue to further divide us, and undermine the rights and dignity of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
As Mayor and as a proud PFLAG parent, this disturbing rise in intolerance and discrimination towards the 2SLGBTQIA+ community is deeply unsettling and personally heartbreaking.
I have always stood and will continue to stand with all communities who find themselves faced with discrimination because of who they are, what they believe in or where they are from.
As a society, we must always look forward, and never behind in the fight for equality. This protest is a sad reminder that our work never stops to ensure that Mississauga is a place where everyone is embraced, celebrated and respected.
As your Mayor, I will continue to promote principles of inclusivity and equality while spreading messages of love and acceptance for all because what lessens one of us, lessens all of us.