NAPERVILLE – The city of Naperville announced that they would honor LGBTQ Pride month on social media on Thursday, June 1.
In a Facebook post, the city said it was continuing its practice of honoring federally recognized heritage and history months including LGBTQ Pride month.
The statement comes out as the right ramps up efforts to drive any public symbols of the LGBTQ community at corporations and local governments.
In their post, Naperville cited a June 2022 study that estimated 43,400 transgender people in Illinois who often face challenges in all areas of life. The city said that trans people were an important part of the broader community.
“This Pride Month, #EmbraceNaperville honors the achievements, contributions, perspectives and belonging of the LGBTQIA+ community locally and across the country,” the post said. “Join us in recognizing the contributions and impact of LGBTQIA+ people throughout history and beyond.”
The majority of comments to the post were supportive of the statement.
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