Friday, July 29, 2016

Celebrating Pride with Chalk Rainbows in a Small Canadian Town

[Canada] In the Quebec town of Aylmer, Stephanie Meunier [pictured] has found a unique way to show her Pride: drawing on the ground in chalk. For six years, she and her friends have been drawing rainbows in Memorial Park to celebrate the local queer community. Meunier says growing up in Aylmer, tucked into a bend in the Ottawa River inside the city limits of Gatineau, the queer community was sparse. Now 21, when she attended the École Secondaire Grande-Rivière, there was no gay/straight alliance and few other resources for queer students. READ MORE