I noticed when I was perusing the last edition of Imprint that there is no mention of the Triangle Unity Pride Day that took place on Thursday, June 27. I realize that production takes place on Wednesday, but since I mentioned the event to the news editor I thought there might be a few small words about it happening, even a quote from Sarah Nicol, who was one of the volunteers.
In case you missed it, the Pride gathering was quite successful. The event was held in Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. Over two hundred people attended, more than doubling last year's attendance. There were two speakers, an open mike session in which people talked about their experiences coming out or their hopes for the community. There were rainbow flags, and food, and tables full of information about Les/bi/gay/trans organizations in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo.
Imprint writes for its readers, and the stats show that one of every ten people is gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That means that of the around 5000 people on campus, 500 les/bi/gay/trans people missed out reading that their community gathered together to celebrate themselves. That's too bad.--Heather Calder
Editor's Note: The event in question occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday June 27th. The last issue of Imprint was delivered to campus at approximately 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. It would clearly have been redundant to announce a gathering that nobody reading about it would have possibly been able to attend. However, arrangements were made to cover the event for this issue, as you can see. Furthermore, Imprint is sent to the printers at approximately noon on Thursdays, as it was when you were President of Imprint's Board of Directors, thus making our coverage of any event on Thursday afternoon logistically impossible, no matter how important the event may be, Heather.
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