Weymouth, MA Proclamation Recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Weymouth, MA Proclamation Recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month

May 31, 2022
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Started by Roberta Axeloons

Hi! My name is Roberta (she/hers) and I live in Weymouth, MA with my wife. We care deeply about making June the official pride month in Weymouth because we want Weymouth to be a place where people of all identities, but especially LGBTQ+ identities feel comfortable and like they belong. As a step towards better diversity, equity and inclusion I am asking the Weymouth Town Council to issue an official Pride Proclamation in honor of Pride month. Please support me!


Proposed Proclamation, as proposed by The Weymouth Pride Project

Town Council of Weymouth, MA Proclamation 

Recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Pride Month


Whereas, Weymouth is a community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is committed to equal rights and opportunities for all its residents; and

Whereas, Weymouth recognizes the important contributions of its LGBTQ+ residents to the Town’s history, culture, economy, and civic life; and

Whereas, June 28, 2022 marks the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, an event that gave rise to the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement in the United States; and 

Whereas, June is now recognized across the country and in the Commonwealth as Pride Month; and 

Whereas, we celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community towards securing important rights and freedoms, often through struggle and adversity; and

Whereas, we acknowledge the important efforts of the Weymouth School Committee, the School Department leadership, teachers and staff to support our LGBTQ+ students and to help all students meet core educational competencies that prioritize social-emotional learning, health and safety and respect for others; 

Whereas, as a Town Council, we affirm our support for our LGBTQ+ residents, including our students and our employees, vendors, and visitors and stand with them to protect their civil rights and ability to live openly without fear; and 

Now, therefore, we the Town Council of Weymouth, MA, do hereby proclaim June 2022 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Weymouth.

Voted this -- day of – 2022


Artie Matthews, Chair

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Signatures: 248Next Goal: 500
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