Montgomery County Executive Elrich and Council Vice President Glass Join LGBTQ+ Leaders to Commemorate Pride Month with Flag Raising Ceremony in Rockville

by Patrick Herron

“As we celebrate Pride Month, it is an important time for us to celebrate the contributions of our LGBTQ residents,” said County Executive Elrich. “At the same time, we must recognize that many LGBTQ+ residents continue to deal with discrimination, isolation, threats of violence and assaults on their freedoms. One of our County’s greatest attributes is our commitment to inclusion, fostered by the belief that everyone, no matter their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identification, can live their lives without the bigotry and hatred they may face elsewhere. Our diversity makes us stronger as a County and as a community. I encourage all residents to participate in Pride Month events, gatherings and educational opportunities that the County government and our community partners will be hosting throughout the month.”

Council Vice President Glass said: “I’m so proud to host Montgomery County’s fourth annual LGBTQ+ Pride Month events. This is a time for celebration, reflection and unity. Pride Month is often the first time that some people are able to be their open and true selves in our community. This is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the beautiful diversity of Montgomery County and our commitment to inclusion and acceptance. As we continue our struggle for greater civil rights and liberties, this is the time to reflect on our progress and focus on the work ahead.”

Council President Gabe Albornoz said: “Our LGBTQ+ community is a pillar of strength. During Pride Month, we celebrate the numerous contributions of this resilient community and reaffirm our commitment to implement measures that will ensure that every LGBTQ+ resident is given support and treated with the dignity they deserve. Happy PRIDE!”

The Progress Pride Flag is an inclusive and powerful symbol that celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color and pink, light blue, and white stripes, which make up the Transgender Pride Flag.

Montgomery County celebrates diversity and inclusion and supports community members of all identities. The flag raising recognizes the positive impact that LGBTQ+ residents have made in Montgomery County, the state of Maryland and worldwide.

Council Vice President Glass will host a series of community events celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month, as he has done for the last several years. A full list of upcoming Pride Month events can be found here.

Today’s flag raising ceremony can be viewed here.



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