Mayor Madden Issues Proclamation Declaring June 2020 as Pride Month in Troy

Mayor Madden Issues Proclamation Declaring June 2020 as Pride Month in Troy

For Immediate Release
June 4, 2020

Mayor Madden Issues Proclamation Declaring June 2020 as Pride Month in Troy

TROY, NY – On Thursday, June 4th, Mayor Patrick Madden issued a proclamation declaring June 2020 as ‘Pride Month’ in the City of Troy.

Mayor Madden encourages all Trojans to celebrate the valuable contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community who have shaped the history, culture, neighborhoods, businesses and government of the City of Troy.

In 2019, Mayor Madden issued a proclamation declaring the Collar City’s first-ever Pride Month, a long-overdue statement from the City of Troy recognizing the work of individuals and organizations within the LGBTQ community who continue the fight for equal rights and against discrimination.

Full text of the proclamation is available below:

WHEREAS, the City of Troy is a diverse community that embraces people of all races, creeds, colors, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities; and

WHEREAS, on June 28th, 1969, a police raid at a New York City bar known as the Stonewall Inn sparked a nationwide movement and catalyzed the formation of a wide array of activist organizations devoted to the advancement of equal rights for all people; and

WHEREAS, every June, communities across the United States celebrate the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people and commemorates those individuals who fight to secure equality who experienced discrimination and have historically been disenfranchised of rights afforded to other Americans; and

WHEREAS, as we mark the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 28th, 2020, the City of Troy will celebrate the rights of equality and freedom secured through the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement and the impact they had on communities around the world; and

WHEREAS, the City of Troy recognizes the work of local advocates and organizations like the Pride Center of the Capital Region, In Our Own Voices, and others who work to promote the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people, as well as all those affected by discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression; and

WHEREAS, while events like the Capital Pride Parade have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations will move online across the globe to commemorate this important month that celebrates equality and human rights for all people.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Patrick Madden, Mayor of the City of Troy, do hereby proclaim June 2020 as

Pride Month

in the City of Troy and encourage all Trojans to celebrate the valuable contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community who enrich the diversity and vitality of our neighborhoods, institutions, government organizations, and businesses.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Troy, New York to be affixed this 4th Day of June 2020.

Patrick Madden
Mayor, City of Troy