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UFCW 1006A members and staff were among the estimated 2 million people, who took to the streets of downtown Toronto from June 28 to 30 to celebrate Pride and stand up for equality and human rights. 

“It was fantastic to be with everyone while celebrating who we are unapologetically,” said Joy Jumphol, a new steward from Indigo Yorkdale. “It was amazing to participate and eye-opening to see all the people from the union and community gathered there."
1006A participated in the Trans March, the Dyke March and the Pride Parade, and helped host the UFCW Street Fair booth over the Pride weekend. The local union’s participation was led by 1006OUTreach, a committee of 1006A members and staff working to raise awareness within the membership and the broader public about the issues affecting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
“It was a wonderful to participate with our union and our OUTreach committee — and it was great to see so many people involved with Pride this year,” said Paul Milam, who works at a Real Canadian Superstore in London.
President Wayne Hanley commended 1006OUTreach for its work. 
“UFCW 1006A is a long-time supporter of Pride and we continue to work hard to stand up for equality, fairness and human rights in our workplaces and communities,” said President Hanley. “It was inspiring to participate alongside our members from the 2SLGBTQiA+ community. We are proud to show our support and stand in solidarity with our members in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community today and everyday. At 1006A, everyone belongs and has a home. By working together, we are building a more inclusive and equal world for all.” 

"Having the opportunity to participate in Pride with our union was amazing," said Alica Quan, a steward from Baton Rouge. "Being part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, we don't always get to be ourselves – this Pride weekend, everyone got to be themselves with no judgement and it's great to witness that." 
In addition to Toronto Pride, UFCW 1006A also participated in Brockville Pride on June 8. The local union will be celebrating Pride in London on July 21 and then, in Ottawa on August 25. To participate, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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