A proclamation read by Mayor Jim Kushner at Monday night’s Warrensburg, Missouri City Council meeting:
LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH JUNE 2023
WHEREAS, our nation was founded on the principle of equal rights for all people, but the fulfillment of this promise has been long in coming for many Americans; and
WHEREAS, LGBTQ+ citizens in our local communities face discrimination simply for being who they are and for whom they love; and
WHEREAS, while society at large is slowly recognizing new definitions of sexuality and gender, we must also acknowledge that the need for education and awareness remains vital to end discrimination and prejudice; and
WHEREAS, the City of Warrensburg is strengthened by and thrives upon the rich diversity of its residents, all of whom contribute to the vibrant character of our city. Through our Warrensburg Diversity and Inclusion Commission, we strive to embrace diversity and foster inclusion of all citizens; and
WHEREAS, the City of Warrensburg recognizes the importance and contributions of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ community and is committed to supporting visibility, dignity and equity for all people in our community; and
WHEREAS, celebrating Pride Month influences awareness and provides support and advocacy for Warrensburg’s LGBTQ+ community, and is an opportunity to engage in dialogue to strengthen alliances, build acceptance and advance equal rights for all.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Jim Kushner, Mayor, of Warrensburg, Missouri, along with the Warrensburg City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2023 as LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH, in the City of Warrensburg, Missouri.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of June, 2023.
Jim Kushner, Mayor
Bruce D. Uhler, Chairperson Pro Tem
ATTEST: Tarl Bentley, Council Member
Eddie Osborne, Council Member
Jan Jones, Council Member
Jodi L. Schneider, City Clerk
Happy Pride Month, everyone.
After all that noise. Heh.
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