June 2022 is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Pride Month 2022
Pride Proclamation
 
BOROUGH OF MIDLAND PARK
Office of the Mayor
 
PROCLAMATION
LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH
 
WHEREAS, On June 28, 1969, the New York City Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar that was frequented by members of the Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning, or LGBTQ+ community; and
 
WHEREAS, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the liberation movement that transformed the oppression of LGBTQ+ people into calls of pride and action, and LGBTQ+ Pride Month, where we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under the law for LGBTQ+ Americans; and
 
WHEREAS, Midland Park has a proud LGBTQ+ community, from all walks of life, which has the right to feel safe and not live with fear of harassment and persecution and not be discriminated against; and
 
WHEREAS, all people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from fear and violence and protected against discrimination, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. During LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we celebrate the proud legacy LGBTQ+ individuals have woven into the fabric of our Nation, we honor those who have fought to perfect our Union, and we continue our work to build a society where every child grows up knowing that their country supports them, is proud of them, and has a place for them exactly as they are.
 
THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Midland Park, N. J. does hereby recognize June 2022 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Midland Park.
 
Given under my hand and seal this Twenty sixth Day of May
In the year of our Lord, two thousand twenty-two
 
HARRY SHORTWAY, JR., MAYOR