May 31, 2023
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month
This Year’s Proclamation Is Dedicated to Transgender Youth and Their Families
Boulder County, Colo. -- The Boulder County Commissioners have proclaimed June 2023 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Boulder County and encouraged all residents to respect and honor our diverse population and celebrate and build a culture of acceptance and affirmation.
The Pride Progress Flag and other diverse Pride flags will be displayed at the entrance to the Boulder County Courthouse (1325 Pearl St, Boulder) and in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room during the month of June. Boulder County will be taking part in the following events, which are open to the public:
- Broomfield Pride (June 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Midway Park, Broomfield)
- Erie Pride (June 4, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., 500 Briggs St, Erie)
- Boulder Pride (June 11, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Boulder Central Park, 1212 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder)
- Lafayette Pride (June 15, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., 311 South Public Rd, Lafayette)
- Lyons Pride (June 17, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sandstone Park, Lyons)
- Longmont Pride (June 30, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Roosevelt Park, Longmont)
Open and Affirming Sexual Orientation and gender identity Support (OASOS) will also be taking part in Project Rainbow Love at the Firehouse Art Gallery (June 3, Longmont), Pride Power Printing Party Fundraiser for Slay the Runway youth program (June 3), Teen LGBTQ+ Pride Month Crafts with Longmont Library (June 16), and painting a rainbow crosswalk in Lyons in collaboration with the Lyons Middle-High GSA.
The Area Agency on Aging is also co-hosting a Pride 50+ Mixer with Out Boulder County (June 22).
Boulder County’s 2023 LGBTQ+ Pride Month Proclamation
Whereas, the Boulder County government proudly celebrates LGBTQ+ people and their achievements, contributions, and the ongoing fight for equality every June; and
Whereas, all are welcome in Boulder County and diversity is an asset that enhances and enriches the lives of all Boulder County residents; and
Whereas, all people should have the fundamental right to express who they are in all facets of their lives, whether at school, in their families, in public or in their workplace; and
Whereas, LGBTQ+ rights are human rights and the Boulder County government honors its commitment to the promotion and protection of the human rights of LGBTQ+ residents; and
Whereas, the bravery and courage of those who fought for dignity and equality at the Stonewall Inn over 50 years ago continue to inspire advocates and allies in Boulder County as they continue to build a community of acceptance and affirmation; and
Whereas, the Boulder County government is in solidarity with transgender people across the United States and recognizes gender affirming care as a basic human right; and
Whereas, in Boulder County, we celebrate books that illustrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community of people of many races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, and professions; and
Whereas, drag – the theatrical expression of gender – has a long history in both mainstream and LGBTQ+ artistic communities, and drag storytime is a popular event with children and families that contributes to the vibrant cultural life of Boulder County; and
Whereas, the Boulder County Commissioners dedicate this year’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Boulder County to transgender youth and their families, many of whom are under attack from bigoted legislation in jurisdictions across the United States; and
Whereas, Boulder County continues to work towards a fully inclusive and safe community for LGBTQ+ people and their families by working with community organizations, such as Out Boulder County and Boulder County AIDS Project; and
Whereas, Boulder County was the first county to administer same-sex marriage licenses in the United States and continues to support LGBTQ+ residents through all of its services and especially through LGBTQ+ programs, including but not limited to, Rainbow Elders, Project Visibility, and Open and Affirming Sexual Orientation and gender identity Support (OASOS); and
Whereas, Boulder County visibly displays its solidarity with LGBTQ+ residents by raising the Pride Progress Flag and other diverse Pride flags at the entrance to the Boulder County Courthouse and in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room during the month of June.
Now therefore, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners, on behalf of Boulder County, do hereby proclaim that the month of June 2023 is recognized as Boulder County’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month and encourages all residents to respect and honor our diverse population and celebrate and build a culture of acceptance and affirmation.
ADOPTED this 30th day of May 2023
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BOULDER COUNTY: