For the last few years, Upper Sandusky has recognized its LGBTQ community with a Pride Month proclamation for the month of June. For many in our community, this has been not only a source of pride, but also a heartwarming note for themselves. Whether they’re older or younger, many in our community benefit from this simple show of support. A new mayor is in office this year and unfortunately Mayor McColly REFUSES to issue a proclamation, citing being “more selective” in proclamations he issues.
This is incredibly damaging to many in our community after years of support. To have that support taken away is a punch in the gut to the youth who live in homes that don’t accept them, the elderly too afraid to be themselves and the many allies in the community who support us.
We must demand that Mayor McColly reverse his decision and clearly explain his “selective” criteria and why that criteria does not include members of the LGBTQ community in Upper Sandusky.
We must also ask our local businesses leaders to speak out to the Mayor and demand the same. Discrimination is not good business for anyone and showing support is vital to good business while attracting new people to our community.
Please be respectful, but firm when you demand that Mayor McColly reverse his decision on not issuing a pride mont proclamation.
Upper Sandusky Mayor’s Office: 419-294-3862
Upper Sandusky Mayor’s Email: email@example.com