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Canadian military base raises rainbow flag for gay pride

In what is being called a first in Canada, a rainbow-coloured flag was raised at CFB Edmonton Military base on Friday, June 7. The gay-pride flag will fly throughout Pride Week.

CTV Edmonton reports:

In a show of support by the Canadian Armed Forces, CFB Edmonton became the first forces base in North America to fly the pride flag Friday.

The man behind the move, Master Warrant Officer John McDougall, has been part of the Canadian military for more than two decades.

?Twenty-three years ago when I joined the military, I wouldn?t have whispered that I was gay,? McDougall said.
In 2013, the rainbow-striped flag marks how much things have changed.

McDougall put in the request to raise the flag with the armed forces three weeks ago, to coincide with Pride Week.

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