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Pride Month Proclamation

Jun 12, 2017 | Council | Proclamations


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