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Some City Council members issue Pride Month Proclamation

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Some City Council members issue Pride Month Proclamation
Some City Council members issue Pride Month Proclamation

10.I’M MARCELLE FONTENOT.WELL, JUNE WILL BE PROCLAIMEDPRIDE MONTH AND LAFAYETTE AFTERALL NEXT WEEK TWO CITY COUNCILMEMBERS WILL MAKE THATANNOUNCEMENT.MISSION COMES AFTER REQUEST FORTHE ADMINISTRATION TO DO SO WHENAN ANSWERED.WELL THEORIES ON THE STREETTONIGHT ARE VICTOR.GEORGE IS LIVE AT CITY HALL WITHHELD TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS MADETHIS HAPPEN, VICTOR.THE TWO COUNCILMEN BEHIND THISPROCLAMATION ARE GLENN LASARDAND PAT LEWIS.THEY TELL ME THEY FELT LIKE THEYHAD TO DO SOMETHING SO THAT THECOMMUNITY HERE THE LGBTQ+COMMUNITY HERE IN LAFAYETTEWOULDN’T FEEL LEFT OUT.WE JUST THOUGHT THAT IT WASIMPORTANT FOR US TO RECOGNIZETHAT MEMBERS OF THE LGBTCOMMUNITY OR MEMBERS OF OURCOMMUNITY THAT RECOGNITION GOINGA LONG WAY FOR MEMBERS OF THELGBTQ+ COMMUNITY B-FLATPRESIDENT.MATTHEW HUMPHREY SAYS, THIS IS ASYMBOL OF INCLUSION.IT’S TAKING A COALITION AND IT’STAKING THREE YEARS TO BUILD IT.WE HAVE GOTTEN SO MUCH SUPPORTJUST FOR I MEAN BUSINESS LIKE ISAID BUSINESS OWNERS ANDCHURCHES JUST PEOPLE JUST COMINGOUT.HEY, THIS ISN’T RIGHT.COUNCILMEMBER.LAZARD SAYS THE CITY OFLAFAYETTE IS STILL POLARIZED ONISSUES LIKE THIS ONE SOMETHINGTHIS PROCLAMATION COULD START TOFIX BUT WE’RE HOME AT GAP ANDAND HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ASOPPOSED TO A NEGATIVE EFFECT INTHE PAST MAYOR PRESIDENTGUILLORY HAS SAID PUTTINGFORWARD A PROCLAMATION LIKE THISONE.IT’S NOT THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT.THE MAYOR IS CERTAINLY ENTITLEDTO TO HIS OPINION AND YOU KNOWWE RESPECT.DISAGREE THIS PROCLAMATION ONTUESDAY’S MEETING WILL DECLAREJUNE OF THIS YEAR PRIDE MONTH.WE MIGHT DO HERE BY YEAR.IT DID A WISH OF THE COUNCIL IFTHE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WOULDLIKE TO MOVE FORWARD IN THEMAYOR PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE TOMOVE FORWARD WITH IT.WE POSSIBLY CAN PUT IT IN AHARDNESS OR RESOLUTION.AND PFLAGS PRESIDENT MATTHEW.HUMPHREY TELLS ME ALTHOUGH THISIS A GOOD FIRST STEP.THERE’S MORE THAT NEEDS TO BEDONE.HE SAYS FOR NOW THOUGH.THIS IS A SIGN THAT THEIRADVOCACY WORK IS PAYING OFFTHREES ON THE STREET.I’M

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