June 17, 2013

Recognizing Diversity through Two June Observances

LGBT Month

First recognized by President Bill Clinton in 2000 as Gay Pride Month, June is now designated as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Month.

In support of the rights of all people to equal respect and treatment, County Executive Ike Leggett states that “Gay Pride Month is a time to appreciate the contributions LGBT individuals have made -- and are making -- to all walks of life – from public service and the corporate community to entertainment and sports. As we embrace ethnic and cultural diversity, so too, should we embrace a broad-based ‘universal diversity’ of thought, lifestyle and the like.”

The County Office of Human Rights works, year-round, toward “creating a culture of service and a climate of fairness and inclusion,” while the Commission on Human Rights works to eliminate discrimination, prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry…and promote goodwill, cooperation, understanding and human relations among all residents.”

Leggett said, “I salute the efforts and tireless dedication of these two entities as they work toward an all-inclusive society.”

1 comment:

  1. For the record, it's also Adopt A Shelter Cat Month
    African-American Music Appreciation Month
    Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month (APS) Link
    Audio Book Appreciation Month
    Beautiful in Your Skin Month Link
    Black Music Month Link
    Cancer From The Sun Month
    Caribbean-American Heritage Month
    Cataract Awareness Month
    Celibacy Awareness Month (validation link 4 members only)
    Child Vision Awareness Month
    Children's Awareness Month
    Corn and Cucumber Month Link
    Country Cooking Month Link
    Dairy Alternative Month
    Effective Communications Month
    Entrepreneurs "Do It Yourself" Marketing Month
    Fireworks Safety Month
    Gay & Lesbian Pride Month Link
    Great Outdoors Month
    International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
    International Men's Month
    International Surf Music Month Link
    Dairy Month Link
    June is Lane Courtesy Month (Link)
    June is Perennial Gardening Month
    June is Turkey Lovers Month Link
    Lemon and Mango Month Link
    Migraine Awareness Month
    National Accordion Awareness Month
    National Aphasia Awareness Month
    National Bathroom Reading Month Link
    National Camping Month Link
    National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
    National GLBT (Gay,Lesbian,Bisexual & Transgender) Awareness Month
    National GLBT (Gay,Lesbian,Bisexual & Transgender) Book Month
    National Candy Month Link
    National Fruit and Veggies Month (Also September)
    National Ice Tea Month
    National Migraine Awareness Month
    National Rivers Month
    National R.O.S.E. Month Link
    National Safety Month
    National Smile Month Link
    National Soul Food Month
    National Steakhouse Month
    Okra & Pluot and Aprium Month Link
    Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism Month
    Potty Training Awareness Month Link
    Professional Wellness Month
    Rebuild Your Life Month
    Skyscraper Month
    Sports America Kids Month
    Student Safety Month
    Vision Research Month Link
    World Naked Bike Ride Month (Northern Hemisphere) Link
    Women's Golf Month Link
    World Infertility Month Link

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