“I encourage all residents to celebrate and affirm their LGBTQ family members, friends, and neighbors, and to participate in Small Town Pride events throughout the month,” said Mayor Damon Seils, who has proclaimed June to be Pride Month in Carrboro.
The Town of Carrboro is collaborating with the Town of Chapel Hill to host “Small Town Pride,” a series of in-person events, art installations, online gatherings, and other opportunities, including Orgulla Latinx Pride from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 11, on the Town Commons and culminating in a Pride Food Truck Rodeo & Dance Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, on the Town Commons. See all that is planned this month at www.carrboronc.gov/pride
Carrboro is committed to supporting LGBTQ people and ensuring that all residents, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, are treated with respect and dignity.
There is still much physical and psychological violence inflicted on LGBTQ people, and 2021 was the deadliest year on record for transgender women; LGBTQ people, especially transgender people and LGBTQ people of color, experience disproportionately high rates of poverty; there continues to be bullying and harassment of LGBTQ youth, who make up a disproportionate number of homeless youth in the United States; and the General Assembly continues to entertain bills targeting LGBTQ people, including this year’s House Bill 755, North Carolina’s own “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Read more about Carrboro’s proud history of advancing the rights of LGBTQ people by accessing the proclamation at http://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions
On Tuesday, May 31, community members gathered for Ride Into Pride with Mayor Damon Seils and Queer Ride Carrboro. People on bikes gathered to ring out Bike Month and ring in Pride Month! See all that is planned this Pride Month at www.carrboronc.gov/pride