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Cortland County Issues Proclamation Declaring June as Pride Month


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The month of June marks the beginning of Pride month in Cortland County and Cortland County Legislators Susan Wilson and Beau Harbin had presented the County Proclamation at the Cortland LGBTQ Center to declare June to be pride month in Cortland County.

The proclamation was presented to Executive Director of Family & Children’s Counseling Services Lisa Hoeschele, and Michael Doughty, Coordinator of the Cortland LGBTQ Center.

In the proclamation it is noted that despite progress that has been made since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, members of the LGBTQIA community still face violence and discrimination that leads to higher rates of depression and suicide. LGBTQ you within Cortland County are reportedly 6 times more likely to attempt suicide compared to straight peers.

Proclaiming June as Pride Month in Cortland County shows Cortland County’s commitment to building an inclusive community.

Image via Cortland County Legislature

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