A Proclamation of the City Council of the City of Avalon Recognizing the Month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month

WHEREAS, the City of Avalon supports the rights of every citizen to experience equality and freedom from discriminations; and

WHEREAS, all people regardless of age, gender identity, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges have the right to be treated on the basis of their intrinsic value as human beings; and

WHEREAS, the residents, students, city employers, and business owners with the City of Avalon who contribute to the enrichment of our City are a part of the LGBTQ community; and

WHEREAS, various advancements have been made with respect to equitable treatment of th LGBTQ community throughout the nation, but there continues to be some opposition against people from this community and around the world making it important for cities like Avalon to stand up and show support for our residents who are affected; and

WHEREAS, several cities across the United States recognize and celebrate June as LGBTQ Pride Month; and

WHEREAS, June has become a symbolic month in which lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, transgender, and supports come together in various celebrations of pride; and

WHEREAS, the rainbow flag, also known as the LGBTQ pride flag or gay pride flag, has been used since the 1970s as a symbol of LGBTQ pride and social movements.

NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the CIty of Avalon does hereby declare the month of June as LGBTQ Pride month in the City of Avalon, and invites everyone to reflect on ways we all can live and work together with a commitment to mutual respect and understanding.

Dated this 2nd day of June, 2020

Signed by:

Ann H. Marshall, Mayor, City of Avalon, CA
Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Avalon, CA
Lisa Lavelle, Councilmember, City of Avalon, CA
Sarah De La Rosa, Councilmember, City of Avalon, CA
Michael Ponce, Councilmember, City of Avalon, CA