Davidson’s 2020 Pride Month Proclamation
A PROCLAMATION FOR
PRIDE MONTH 2020
WHEREAS, our nation was founded on the principle of equal rights for all people, but the fulfillment of this promise is yet to come for many Americans; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Davidson strives to ensure that our town is a place where all people – regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression – are treated with dignity and respect;
WHEREAS, our state and nation are in the grips of civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd; and
WHEREAS, these protests and rallies come in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, we cannot lose sight of the fact everyone should be able to live without fear of prejudice, discrimination, violence and hatred-based race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Davidson stands with the LGBTQ community, especially our LGBTQ youth, in the struggle to ensure equal treatment for all, and to defend and advocate for LGBTQ rights as human rights; and
WHEREAS, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month takes place nationwide each year in the month of June; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Davidson has a diverse LGBTQ community that includes people of all ethnicities, religions, and professions; and we embrace this incredible, rich diversity of our population and town staff.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Davidson, do hereby proclaim June 2020 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the Town of Davidson. We join the State of North Carolina and the national celebration of June as Pride Month to honor the LGBTQ community and advocate for LGBTQ equality.
Proclaimed this 9th day of June, 2020.