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NEWS: Nunavut March 10, 2014 - 10:18 am

Photo: George Hickes: a different kind of rainbow warrior

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Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes shows off his new sealskin rainbow tie at the Legislative Assembly March 10. The tie was made by Carol Tootoo, a graduate of the fur design and production program at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit. The rainbow, a symbol of diversity, is often associated with the gay and lesbian community.
Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes shows off his new sealskin rainbow tie at the Legislative Assembly March 10. The tie was made by Carol Tootoo, a graduate of the fur design and production program at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit. The rainbow, a symbol of diversity, is often associated with the gay and lesbian community. "It is with great pride today that I wear this rainbow coloured tie," Hickes said in a member’s statement. "One of the things that I think we need to do is celebrate our individuality and keep an open heart to all people regardless of their different beliefs or lifestyles." (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY)

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