Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed a proclamation declaring June ‘Pride Month’ in the State of Rhode Island. Joined by members of Rhode Island’s LGBTQIA+ community, the Governor reinforced her commitment to upholding the values of inclusion and tolerance that have defined Rhode Island since its founding.
WHEREAS, in light of continued attacks on members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially against people of color, we have all the more reason to be more inclusive and to remain vigilant and united; and
WHEREAS, in Rhode Island, we remain committed to treating people of all walks of life with fairness and respect; and
WHEREAS, going forward we should continue to energize and serve as allies and activists for different marginalized communities;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gina M. Raimondo, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, do hereby proclaim June 2019, as: Pride Month in the state and encourage all residents to join me in recognizing the importance of this month.