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Equality Prince William wants LGBT Pride Month

 
Potomac Local was copied in this email to Prince William County Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe: 
Prince William County Supervisor Nohe:
 
What do the President of the United States, the Honorable Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Cities of Alexandria and Fairfax, the Town of Herndon, and the Counties of Arlington and Fairfax all have in common?  All have declared June 2016 to be LGBT Pride Month.  These declarations were also made in 2014 (https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/proclamations/proclamation/lgbt-pride-month/) and 2015 (https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/proclamations/proclamation/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-pride-month/).
 
This is a conversation that our Equality Prince William President started two years ago and one he has been trying to continue, most recently with a request more than 5 weeks ago for an appointment with you.  He has recently spoke with Kelsey Clark who assured me that she had made you aware of this request.
 
Equality Prince William has more than 300 members on our Facebook page and those individuals are members, friends, relatives, allies, and supporters of the Prince William LGBT community.  They reside in all 7 Magisterial Districts of Prince William County as well as the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
 
June is already half gone, but given the tragedy in Orlando, Florida recently and the outpouring of support for the LGBT Community worldwide as a result, I can’t stress enough what the gesture of the Prince William Board of Supervisors declaring June to be Pride Month for this year and in the years to come would mean for your constituents.
 
Thank you for your consideration and have a great evening.  Jim O’Connor (Equality Prince William President) and I are willing to meet with you in person to discuss this.
 
David Dooley, Vice President
Equality Prince William
P.O. Box 6983
Woodbridge, VA   22195 
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