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Kelowna mayor Walter Gray makes Gay Pride proclamation

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Walter Gray (City of Kelowna)
With the stroke of a pen, Kelowna mayor Walter Gray has extended an olive branch to the city's pride community.

When Gray was first elected in the 1990s, he was denounced by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after he insisted he should not be forced to sign a city proclamation for Lesbian and Gay Pride -- taking issue with the word "pride."

From that point forward, he refused to issue any city proclamations for any groups.

Fifteen years later, it's a whole different story. The mayor has signed a city proclamation declaring August 12 to 19th Pride week in Kelowna.

Walter Gray explains his change of heart, to Daybreak host Chris Walker.
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