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Gay activists target small PEI town after mayor refused to fly rainbow flag

The mayor of Montague is being deluged with "hateful" emails because of a year-old policy that will not permit the display of the LGBT rainbow flag - or any other private emblem - from municipal flag poles.

The PEI's gay pride organization has questioned the town's actions because, according to Tyler Murhaghan, the provincial pride chairman, many other cities in Canada's smallest province, including the capital of Charlottetown, have flown the flag.

"We're obviously pretty disappointed in the whole situation," Murnaghan told the Canadian Press. "The excuses they've been giving haven't been that great. I know in a lot of other municipalities it's not an issue. They say, 'Tell us when you want it (the flag) raised,' and it is raised."

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