August 10, 2020

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Calgary gay bar ordered to remove pride flag raised for Orlando shooting

Photo Credit To Jeremy Simes, Metro News Calgary

Landlord says owner broke lease agreement by blocking windows

Calgary LGBTQ bar Twisted Element’s owners were ordered to remove their giant pride flag Tuesday afternoon, after their landlord said they broke their lease agreement.

On Sunday, Twisted Element hoisted the rainbow flag to commemorate the 49 people who were gunned down at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando.

Days later, Twisted Element owner RayJean Fafard was ordered to remove the massive pride flag because it covered the windows of another tenant, who is currently not physically in the space.

Fafard said the dismantling of the pride flag is a “slap in the face” to the LGBTQ community.

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Post source : Jeremy Simes, Metro News Calgary

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