Thursday, June 7, 2018

Johnson County Iowa Proclaimed June 2018 as Pride Month!

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted today to proclaim June at Pride Month:
PROCLAMATION
PRIDE MONTH JUNE 2018

Whereas, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT+) communities across the nation celebrate annually pride in their culture and community in the month of June; and

Whereas, the annual celebration of Pride began as a collective protest for the rights of LGBT+ individuals and communities; and,

Whereas, the national tradition of celebrating Pride began as a collective protest for the rights of LGBT+ individuals and communities; and,

Whereas, the national tradition of celebrating Pride in June is a tribute to the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, which are remembered as the launch of the modern LGBT+ rights movement; and,

Whereas, Johnson County welcomes and accepts people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and is proud to celebrate the contributions and culture of these citizens; and,

Whereas, each year, Iowa City Pride brings together thousands of LGBT+ people from across Iowa and beyond to celebrate their shared identities and experiences; and,

Whereas, Iowa City Pride will be celebrating the city's 48th Annual Pride Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the moth of June 2018 to be: PRIDE MONTH and encourage Johnson County residents to recognize the many contributions that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals and communities have made to our County.
This was an unanimous vote.

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