NEVADA CITY, Calif. – Earlier this month, Nevada City’s City Council unanimously voted to proclaim June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Now, the council’s allyship is visible with the rainbow flag flying at City Hall, under the American and California flags.
Mayor Erin Minett and Councilperson Daniela Fernández were at hand early this morning to witness the addition of the flag which will fly from City Hall throughout June.
Minett, who bought the flag on her own dime, said it was smaller than the United States and California flags, as required. “We voted to proclaim June 2021 Pride Month, so I felt we needed to show what we did,” Minett said.
“I also think it’s a sign of hope for LGBTQ plus youth and adults to know that their town and their city council supports them, sees them enough to leave this flag up during a month,” added Fernández.
The proclamation reads, in part:
WHEREAS, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. LGBTQ+ individuals have had immeasurable impact to the cultural, civic and economic successes of our country; and
WHEREAS, this nation was founded on the principle that every individual has infinite dignity and worth, and this Council calls upon the people of this city to embrace this principle and work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination everywhere it exists; and
WHEREAS, the Nevada City Council is committed to supporting visibility, dignity and equality for LGBTQ+ people in our diverse community
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Nevada City does hereby proclaims the month of June 2021 as Pride Month in support of the LGBTQ+ community.