AURORA — Aurora proclaimed June as Pride month in an announcement on Tuesday.
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin made the proclamation with members of Indivisible Aurora, organizers of the city’s Pride celebrations.
The proclamation in full:
PROCLAMATION: 2019 PRIDE MONTH
WHEREAS, the City of Aurora supports the rights of every citizen to experience equality and freedom from discrimination; 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 City of Aurora accepts and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and believes a diverse population leads to a more vibrant community; and
WHEREAS, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities contribute to the cultural, civic and economic successes of the City of Aurora; and
WHEREAS, Indivisible Aurora has been a leading voice for equality for all and has taken the lead role in the staging of the Aurora Pride Parade.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MAYOR RICHARD C. IRVIN, Mayor of the City of Aurora, do hereby proclaim June 2019 as Pride Month in the City of Aurora and acknowledge Pride Weekend in Aurora and the Aurora Pride Parade on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Aurora to be affixed this 4th of June 2019 at Aurora City Hall.
“I look forward to Aurora, IL Pride Weekend and being in the parade on Sunday,” Irvin said in a Facebook post about the announcement. “I welcome community members to join me on my float. Be on the lookout on our social media pages for ways to register to walk with us.”
Aurora Pride Weekend starts on Thursday, June 6, with the Parade on Sunday, June 9. You can see the full schedule here.