Mayor Jackson proclaims June 2022 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Friday Harbor
Posted June 3, 2022 at 8:30 am by San Juan Update
The Town of Friday Harbor sends along the proclamation signed by the mayor yesterday.
Whereas, June is designated as pride month across the nation to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a time generally recognized as beginning of the modern LGBTQIA Rights Movement; and
Whereas, all people regardless of age, gender identity, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges have the right to be treated on the basis of their intrinsic value as human beings; and
Whereas, despite their extraordinary progress for basic civil and human rights, LGBTQ+ Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they are; and
Whereas, the Town is committed to protecting the most vulnerable among us and supporting visibility, dignity, and equality for all people in our community, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; and
Whereas, the Town welcomes and celebrates the history and diversity of Friday Harbor’s LGBTQ+ community;
Now, Therefore, I, Raymont C. Jackson, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of Friday Harbor, do hereby proclaim June 2022 in the Town as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Furthermore, I encourage all citizens to reflect on this important time in our Nation’s history, eliminate prejudice anywhere it exists, respect the rights of all people, and celebrate the great diversity of our Town.
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