June 12, 2018 at 10:14 am EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Annapolis mayor issues city’s first Pride month proclamation

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Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley last week issued his city’s first Pride month proclamation. (Photo by Ted Eytan; courtesy Flickr)

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley on June 5 issued his city’s first Pride month proclamation.

“We proudly proclaim the month of June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Annapolis and by those who fight for equality, inclusivity and justice,” reads the proclamation. “We recognize that youth, minority and transgender people face greater risk to adversity. All people should be able to live openly and freely without fear of harassment, prejudice or discrimination.”

The proclamation also notes the city “is partnered with the LGBTQ+ community” and will host its first Pride parade and festival in 2019. The Capital Gazette reported the city will partner with Annapolis Pride on these events.

Buckley is expected to present the proclamation to Annapolis Pride on June 19.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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