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June 5, 2017 email@example.com
Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport To Celebrate National LGBTQ Pride Month
First Annual Pride Flag Raising and Pride Art Show to take place at City Hall Annex
Bridgeport, CT- Mayor Ganim and Bridgeport’s Total Quality Management (TQM) team will be joining community leaders across the country in celebrating National Gay Pride month with a Pride flag raising and Bridgeport Pride art show on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. The flag raising will take place at 12:00 P.M. in front of the Margaret E. Morton Government Center. The celebration continues with an art show reception featuring works from local artist beginning at 5:00 P.M. in the lobby. Brief speeches will be given by the Mayor as well as by members of the City of Bridgeport lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
“The City of Bridgeport is proud to announce that June will be recognized as Pride Month,” said Mayor Ganim. “We in the city of Bridgeport celebrate the diversity of our community and always strive to be inclusive and welcoming. This inclusion is for everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. When an LGBTQ community member sees the Pride flag, they will know that Bridgeport is a city of friends, allies and a place of unity.”
June is recognized as Pride Month to commemorate the events of June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City which marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans. Pride events are held annually across the nation to honor the acts of courage and sacrifices made by those who stood up against their oppressors to demand justice.