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Township Committee Recognizes June as Pride Month

Pride Month: US embassies are flying the pride flag, defying US ...At the June 9th meeting, the Township Committee recognized June as Pride Month.  Pride Month was designated to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which occurred in June of 1969, and are generally recognized as the catalyst of the LGBT rights movement. The nation was founded upon, and is guided by, a set of principles that includes: every person has been created equal, that each has rights to their life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that each shall be accorded the full recognition and protection of law. 

“We urge all residents to recognize the contributions made by members of the LGBT community and to actively promote the principles of equality and liberty,” said Mayor Doug Tomson.

Hillsborough is a welcoming community and an exceptional place to live, learn, work, play, and raise a family. The Township’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is a vital part of all fields and professions and contributes to a stronger community.

Hillsborough Township is dedicated to fostering acceptance of all its citizens and preventing discrimination and bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Our community is strengthened by, and thrives upon the rich diversity of ethnic, cultural, racial, gender, and sexual identities of its residents; all of which contribute to the vibrant character of our township.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes that LGBT teens are at a higher of being the victims of violence and have increased suicide rates. It is imperative that young people in the community, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, feel valued, safe, empowered, and supported by their peers, educators, and community leaders.

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