Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was once a thriving industrial cross-border town in Northern Ontario, across the river from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Today, the steel plants are still operational and the shipping locks are used more for recreational purposes, however the city has adapted quite well to positioning itself as a tourist destination these days. The city itself may not be the prettiest in the province, but what it lacks in beauty it makes up with pride.
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Rajamaki said that, as a lesbian in the '80s in the Sault, the thought of coming out was frightening. Back in the Sault, Rajamaki got involved with Algoma Pride, a group that was going since the early '90s spearheaded by Murray Carson, who unfortunately passed away in and actually, this year's flag raising ceremony will be in his honour. Sault Pride tried to have a Pride flag raised in city hall as a sign of solidarity with LGBTQI athletes but the mayor at the time would not allow it and controversy ensued. What was once a scene of people secretly gathering in basements is now out in the open, shaking hands with politicians, marching in community parades like Rotaryfest, and of course having a blast at Sault Pridefest. Dialogue and debate are integral to a free society and we welcome and encourage you to share your views on the issues of the day. We ask that you be respectful of others and their points of view, refrain from personal attacks and stay on topic.
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