Pride flags fly across Canada in support of gay athletes
Published Friday, February 7, 2014 4:15PM CST
Last Updated Friday, February 7, 2014 6:31PM CST
Pride flags flew across Canada on Friday in support of gay athletes. Offices from coast to coast made a political statement against the anti-gay stance taken by the Russian government.
The rainbow flags started flying early on Friday as a symbolic statement.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford caused controversy when he tried to have the rainbow flag that was raised at Toronto City Hall taken down. The Toronto flag will remain up throughout the games.
In Manitoba, there is a pride flag raised outside the Legislature Building, however, Winnipeg City Hall is not flying a pride flag.
A spokesperson told CTV News the city flies a rainbow flag outside city hall during Pride Week, but the city will not fly it during the Olympic Games.
A pride flag flies outside Ottawa City Hall on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in protest of Russia's anti gay laws while they host the Olympic Games.