BERLIN – LGBTQ citizens were honored and celebrated by the town this week in recognition of National Pride Month.
Mayor Mark Kaczynski recited a proclamation at the Town Council’s last regular meeting, declaring June 2022 as Pride Month in Berlin.
“The Town of Berlin recognizes that June is celebrated nationwide as LGBTQ pride month and that our great nation was founded on the principle of equal rights for all,” the mayor read. “As a community Berlin is inclusive and strives for diversity. We welcome all people and believe everyone should be able to live without fear of prejudice, discrimination, violence or hatred based on gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Social worker Daniele Morisse-Corsetti hosted a program at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library on May 31, presenting about LGBTQ awareness, acceptance and how to be an ally to the LGBTQ community.
Several town and school officials attended, to show their support for members of the community who are part of this often marginalized group.
“It was a great event,” the mayor said.
Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a turning point for America’s gay rights movement.
“The Town of Berlin does hereby proclaim June 2022 as Pride Month to honor and celebrate our LGBTQ citizens,” Mayor Kaczynski concluded. “Let us as a community continue to build a culture of inclusiveness and acceptance for all.”
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