The Town Council will hold a public reading of their proclamation in honor of LGBTQ pride month and will raise the LGBTQ Pride flag on Tuesday June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the flagpole on the North Common, in front of Town Hall in a ceremony to mark the beginning of Pride Month. The event is free and open to the socially-distanced public.
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