CARRBORO, NC -- June 2021 is LGBTQ Pride Month in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month is celebrated nationally each year in the month of June. This month was chosen to commemorate the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan on the morning of June 28, 1969, often viewed as the birth of the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
“Carrboro is committed to standing with and supporting the LGBTQ community, and to working to ensure that all of its residents, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, are treated with respect and dignity,” Mayor Lavelle said.
Carrboro has a proud history of advancing the rights of its LGBTQ residents, including
- being the first municipality in the state to create a domestic partner registry on October 11, 1994
- the first to extend eligibility for employment benefits to same-sex partners of Town employees
- the first to elect a gay mayor and a lesbian mayor
- in January 2021, Carrboro was among the first local governments in the state (along with Hillsborough, Orange County, and Chapel Hill) to pass a local nondiscrimination law extending protections in public accommodation and employment for persons based on their sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression
Read Mayor Lavelle’s proclamation posted below and at http://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9196/2021-Pride-Month-Proclamation
Watch the raising of the Pride flags video at https://youtu.be/wf5vlRSM0jk