Eastern Health values diversity, which includes sexual orientation and expressions of gender identity. Whether residing in or visiting a loved one, we strive to create and maintain all Long-Term Care facilities as positive spaces that are inclusive to all.

Long-Term Care aims to provide care and services for LGBTQ2+ residents, partners, family and friends while also creating a welcoming and safe environment for volunteers, staff and the community at large.

What is LGBTQ2+

L – Lesbian
G – Gay
B – Bisexual
T – Transgender
Q – Queer or Questioning
2 – Two-Spirit
+ – Pansexual, Agender, Gender Queer, Bigender, Gender Variant, Pangender

The Rainbow Flag

The rainbow flag was created by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 as a symbol of the gay community. Originally, the flag had eight colours. However, the colours pink

and turquoise were removed for production purposes, and since 1979 it has consisted of six colored stripes. It is most commonly flown with the red stripe on top, as the colours appear in a natural rainbow. Aside from the obvious symbolism of a mixed LGBTQ2+ community, the colours symbolize:

Red – life
Orange – healing
Yellow – sunlight
Green – nature
Blue – harmony/peace
Violet – spirit

Making history

“Most people may be familiar with the saying, “if you build it, they will come.” This phrase rang true for resident, Beth Holloway, shortly after Pleasant View Towers, a long-term care facility in St. John’s, raised the pride flag for the first time in the history of long-term care in Newfoundland and Labrador.” To read more: Love is Love at Pleasant View Towers

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Last updated: 2020-08-25