South San Francisco, CA June 1, 2021 Submitted by SMC Supervisor Dave Pine’s Office
Local leaders and residents will raise the Progress Pride Flag at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City on Tuesday, June 1, recognizing June 2021 as Pride Month in San Mateo County and to kick off events to follow.
The month of June marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion that gave rise to the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights movement. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors annually issues the LGBTQQI2S proclamation in recognition of Pride Month. The Progress Pride Flag, which includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color, as well as pink, light blue and white to represent the Transgender community, emphasizes inclusion for all within the larger LGBTQ community.
WHAT: Raising of the Progress Pride Flag in Celebration of Pride Month
WHERE: SMC County Center Courtyard
WHEN: Tuesday, June 1st, at 10:00 am (program to start at 10:15)
WHO: Supervisor Dave Pine
Supervisor Carole Groom
Dana Johnson, Co-Chair LGBTQ Commission and Co-Chair SMC Pride Initiative
Francisco “Frankie” Sapp, Director, SMC Pride Center
Media Contact: David Burruto, 650-219-0457
“With the COVID pandemic revealing deep inequities in our society, it is more urgent than ever that we ensure all communities remain valued and welcome,” said Supervisor Dave Pine, who sponsored the proclamation. “The County is proud to lead the effort to celebrate Pride month including by flying the Progress Pride Flag at County buildings and supporting events throughout the month of June.”
This event will be streamed live at: https://fb.me/e/IntxSc3X