City officials and residents raise flag to kick off Pride Month in Sterling Heights

~ On Thursday, June 1, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor and the City Council, along with City Manager Mark Vanderpool, Parks and Recreation Director Kyle Langlois, members of the Sterling Heights CommUNITY Alliance and members of Macomb County Pride gathered at the flagpole in front of Sterling Heights City Hall to raise the Pride Flag. The event marked the beginning of Pride Month in Sterling Heights.

Mayor Taylor said that "Sterling Heights is an inclusive community, and City Council proudly adopts resolutions throughout the year marking special days and months for many different groups of residents who make up the diverse fabric of our community, including Pride Month for our LGBTQ+ residents. Raising the pride flag each year is a wonderful visual reminder that we welcome, accept and appreciate all of our residents."

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June has become a symbolic month around the world for LGBTQ+ people and friends to come together in various celebrations of acceptance, equality, and pride. The city of Sterling Heights recognizes and supports all LGBTQ+ persons, those persons and organizations who work to promote the equality and well-being of LGBTQ+ persons, as well as all those affected by discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

The city also plans to co-host a Pride Picnic later this month as well as celebrate Pride Night at their ice rink last winter. Mayor Taylor concluded by saying "We look forward to celebrating these events throughout this month."

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