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Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2019


This year, 331 transgender people have been killed through often violent acts that were fueled by the ignorance and bigotry that is Transphobia. Last year, that number was 269. We like to think that the world is becoming or has become more understanding, compassionate, and accepting of the LGBTQ community, but those numbers say something very different.

That was the message on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Barrie City Hall when representatives of the transgender community met with Mayor Jeff Lehman and several dozen concerned citizens to raise a flag intended to inspire acceptance for all transgender people within our community.

Our crew at Five Points Media stand as allies to the LGBTQ community, and as supporters of equal rights for all people.

We would like to thank the following sponsors of the City of Barrie Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a not-profit-motivated truly local voice to you and your neighbours. They also enable our crew to be able to continue providing donated services to promote local benevolent community groups and Barrie-based charities.

Avail Cannabis & Medical Clinics

Backcountry K9 Kennel - Day Care, Overnight, and Grooming

BarterPay Simcoe County - Business Promotion

Body Language - Pole Fitness - Aerial Arts

Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning

Family TLC - Family Counselling and Therapy

Fionn MacCool's Barrie - Pub

Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre

Jackie Jones Team - Realtors

Latchman Insurance Brokers Limited

Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual

Simcoe County Clean - Commercial and Residential

Still Moving Osteopathy - People and Pets

Theatre By The Bay - Live Performances

3B Solutions - Video and Media

For more information about how your business can benefit from membership in the City of Barrie Network, please visit www.cityofbarrie.net

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