"There is an old African American expression, 'Trouble in the Land'. It expresses dark moments. Even as we need to engage in peaceful expressions of anger and frustration about justice and fairness, we can find opportunities to celebrate".-Mayor Ron Strouse, 6/3/20
Celebrating Pride Month in the Borough of Doylestown
Pride Month is the time set aside to celebrate LGBTQ people and their contributions to our community and to pay respects to their struggles. Perhaps most of all, Pride Month is about honor and celebration. It is a celebration of achievements in the face of adversity and discrimination.
President Bill Clinton established the month of June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month twenty years ago. This year, we had hoped to celebrate during the month of June with Doylestown's second multi-day Pride Festival. Respectful of the need to social distance but also wanting to pay homage to Pride Month, we raise the Pride Flag in honor of Pride Month.
NOW, THEREFORE, I ask members of our community who are not members of the LGBTQ community to celebrate Pride with us. To stand up and speak out against bigotry when you hear it. Being united against bigotry makes us stronger as a community, regardless of how we chose to label ourselves. And for members of the LGBTQ community, every day is a victory. Be proud of yourself and your community that you have made better.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 1st day of June, 2020.