Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Not out There Alone:' Bar Owner Plans Bus Trip to Steinbach, Man., Pride March

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Not out There Alone:' Bar Owner Plans Bus Trip to Steinbach, Man., Pride March

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Bus trip to support Steinbach pride march

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg nightclub owner is organizing a bus trip to support marchers in a gay pride parade this weekend in the heart of what's referred to as Manitoba's Bible Belt.

Allen Morrison of Club 200 says showing up in Steinbach on Saturday is also about sending a message to politicians.

He says people are entitled to their beliefs and opinions, but anyone in office has a responsibility to represent everyone.

It's the first pride parade in a city with a long small-c conservative history and strong Mennonite presence.

Both the MP and the member of the legislature for the area have said they won't be attending.

Morrison said members of the LGBTQ community shouldn't be ignored.

"There's a lot of gay people out there. We vote and we matter," he said. …

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