Published June 9th, 2021
Orinda joins in proclaiming June LGBTQ+ Pride Month
By Sora O'Doherty
Declaring that it is important for communities to both show support for residents and stand in opposition to intolerant treatment and discrimination of lesbian women, gay men, bisexual people, transgender and questioning people, the city council declared the month of June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the city.
The proclamation says that Orinda has a diverse LGBTQ+ community, including many current and past residents, students, city employees and business owners who contribute to the enrichment of the city. The city joined states, municipalities, businesses, educational and religious institutions across the United States in recognizing and celebrating June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Flying the rainbow flag throughout the month of June further symbolizes the celebration of diversity and support for the LGBTQ+ community, according to the proclamation; the flag has been a symbol of pride in the LGBTQ+ social movement since the 1970s.
In signing the proclamation, Mayor Amy Worth invited everyone to "reflect on ways we all can live and work together with a commitment to mutual respect and understanding."

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