Governor Raimondo declares June ‘Pride Month’ in Rhode Island

 

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Monday, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed a proclamation declaring June as ‘Pride Month’ in the State of Rhode Island.

Surrounded by members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Raimondo announced, “This month serves as a reminder that we must always remain dedicated to the cause of equality.”

Raimondo also said, “The values of tolerance and freedom that our state was founded upon remain as important as ever, and I am committed to ensuring Rhode Island remains a place where people from all walks of life are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.” 

Excerpts from the written proclamation reiterate that “in light of continued attacks on members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially against people of color, we have all the more reason to be more inclusive and to remain vigilant and united.”

Also included, “going forward we should continue to energize and serve as allies and activists for different marginalized communities.”

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