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.”