California: Governor Newsom Proclaims LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2023
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SACRAMENTO ~ On June 1st, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued a proclamation declaring June 2023 as "LGBTQ+ Pride Month" in the state. The proclamation was issued to celebrate the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community and their hard-fought victories to advance acceptance and equality.

The Governor stated that "Pride Month is a time to remember the gift that is our remarkable diversity, making all of us stronger as we continue to pursue equality, acceptance, and freedom for all." He also noted that "around the world, and even here in the United States, members of the LGBTQ+ community face continuous, hate-fueled discrimination and violence."

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The Governor further declared that "we must confront this rising tide of oppression and intolerance to ensure that all are safe and welcomed in our communities." He concluded by saying that "together, we will continue to demand equal rights for all to create a California for all."

The proclamation was signed by Governor Newsom with Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber attesting it. The rainbow flag was raised over the State Capitol in honor of this proclamation.

This proclamation serves as an important reminder of how far we have come in terms of LGBTQ+ rights but also how much work still needs to be done in order to ensure full acceptance and equality for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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