Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation declaring June 2022, as “LGBTQ Pride Month” in the State of California.
“This month and every month, California stands with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community as they declare their pride in who they are and whom they love,” the proclamation reads. “During Pride Month, we are reminded that our remarkable diversity is a gift that makes all of us stronger, and rededicate ourselves to the ongoing cause of equality, acceptance, and freedom for all.”
The proclamation mentions efforts across the nation to erode foundational rights and freedoms as Americans.
“We will continue to push back against the forces of hate and intolerance to ensure all are safe and welcomed in our communities,” the proclamation says. “As we celebrate the resilience of the LGBTQ community and their hard-won victories to advance acceptance and equality, we stand together, united, to defend and build on the progress of the LGBTQ community toward a better, more inclusive, and safer future for all.”
To celebrate, the rainbow flag has been raised over the State Capitol this month, signifying California stands with LGBTQ people, their loved ones, and allies throughout the state and across the country, according to the proclamation.
The proclamation said, “Together, we will continue to demand equal rights for all and make the case that all human beings deserve to love and be loved.”