Letter: ‘Compelled to respond’ to crosswalk view

Editor: Never before have I sent a letter or responded to a letter in the paper.

However, I feel compelled to respond to the letter of Oct. 26, titled, “Crosswalk decision calls to mind Fort Langley power box debate, written by Mr. Gabriel.

Everyone is entitled to express their own voice and opinion — that is what conversation is about.

So for those readers who did read Mr. Gabriel’s letter, and therefore, to those who may read mine; my intention is to correct the misinterpretation of the rainbow crosswalk project, which has been passed by Langley Township council and will be painted in Fort Langley.

Mr. Gabriel points out that the “Rainbow Crosswalk is intended to honour 54 people slain at the LGBTQ nightclub in Miami.”

No. There is a much bigger picture here. This tragedy may have been a catalyst to spur on the project, but indeed the intention was not to honour just those 54 people.

It is meant to be a symbol of inclusion for all people — not only LGBTQ, but every race and religion that wants to feel “at home” and “valued” as a human being in their community.

It’s just so simple:  this project is about love, and loving everyone.

Judy Nygren,


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