June 2017 - Pride Month
Whereas, every year, cities all around the world organize month-long festivities to commemorate and support sexual and gender minorities' liberation; and
Whereas, Canada’s second-ever Pride Month will launch on June 1, 2017; and
Whereas, Pride Month is a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance; and
Whereas, the rainbow flag is the most-recognized LGBTQ symbol, designed in 1978; and
Whereas, we support an inclusive and respectful community where all citizens can live, work and play in a safe and secure environment.
Now Therefore, I, Mayor Jeremy D Williams, do hereby proclaim June 2017 as “Pride Month” in the Town of Orangeville.
Jeremy D Williams, Mayor