Students celebrate inclusivity in Haines Junction with a rainbow crosswalk


When a rainbow appears, people often take a moment to look at it.

It’s also a symbol used to represent inclusivity and acceptance for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

That is exactly why students from the St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction, Yukon, decided to paint one in front of the community’s convention centre.

Sara Monique Chanona is a teacher at the school.

She says her class was talking about marginalized people in society, and wanted to do something to make the community a more safe and inclusive place.

“One of the students said we should have a pride poster,” Chanona said.

“Another one said “we had one and it got torn down.”


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