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Posted on: May 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Council LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation

Pride Flag flying in front of blue skies

Amherst Town Council proclaims June 2021 as LGBTQ Pride Month, encourages all residents to celebrate our proud and diverse LGBTQ community, and recognize this proclamation by raising the Pride flag on the UN flagpole from June 1st to June 30th.

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month Proclamation

Councilor Sponsors: Pat De Angelis and Evan Ross

WHEREAS, Amherst is a community that values diversity and inclusion, and is committed to equal rights and opportunities for all its residents; and

WHEREAS, Amherst recognizes the important contributions of its LGBTQ residents to the Town’s history, culture, economy, and civic life; and

WHEREAS, we celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community towards securing important rights and freedoms, often through struggle and adversity; and

WHEREAS, we recognize that queer and trans people of color have been and remain at the forefront of that struggle for those rights; and

WHEREAS, we remain vigilant against continued oppression and discrimination against the LGBTQ community, especially our trans community, and against any new political efforts to overturn these accomplishments; and

WHEREAS, we affirm our support for our LGBTQ residents and stand with them to protect their civil rights and ability to live openly without fear.

NOW, THEREFORE, we the Amherst Town Council do hereby proclaim June 2021 as LGBTQ Pride Month, encourage all residents to celebrate our proud and diverse LGBTQ community, and recognize this proclamation by raising the Pride flag on the UN flagpole from June 1 to June 30, 2021.

Voted on May 24, 2021 | Click here for a PDF of the proclamation

Please join us at 10:00 AM on June 1,  2021 at the flag pole on the North Common, in front of Town Hall (4 Boltwood Avenue) for the LGBTQ flag raising and reading of the Town Council Proclamation to mark the beginning of PRIDE MONTH. Free and open to the socially distanced public.

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