Reading of the 2022 LGBTQIA+ Pride Proclamation

Town employees, elected officials, and residents take part in reading the 2022 Select Board Proclamation declaring June LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in Arlington, Mass.

Select Board Chair Len Diggins acted as emcee for the reading of the Select Board’s 2022 Proclamation declaring that June in Arlington is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Thanks to our Proclamation readers: Rainbow Commissioner Andy Rubinson, Concord resident and candidate for Governor’s Council Mara Dolan, Ottoson Middle School student Jay, Director of Arlington Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno, Arlington Youth Counseling Services Counselor Kim Goldsmith, LMHC, state Sen. Cindy Friedman, Envision Arlington Diversity Task Group Chair Rebecca Gruber, School Committee Chair Liz Exton, APD Chief Julie Flaherty, Rainbow Commissioner Lisa Krinsky, and Select Board Chair Diggins.

Select Board approves LGBTQIA+ Pride Proclamation

On Monday June 8, 2020, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Rainbow Commission went before the Select Board and were given approval for our June 2020 Pride Month Proclamation. Recognizing and standing in solidarity with communities of color, particularly Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color who continue to suffer constant injustice, we felt it important to draw the comparison with the Stonewall riots and the following fight for equality that continues to this day. You can read the full proclamation here.