Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with City Councilor Attorney Michael A. Fenton to raise the Pride Flag for LGBTQ Pride Month. Mayor Sarno also issued a proclamation declaring the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month here in our City of Springfield.
Mayor Sarno stated, “Though we continue to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to try and continue on with a sense of normalcy. A good person is a good person, no matter what gender, racial make-up, background or sexual orientation. Respecting this right can only make for a better and stronger community. Although this year’s Pride Flag raising won’t have the usual crowd and we cannot be together in person, I know we are together in spirit.”
Also in attendance were Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, Chief Diversity Inclusion Officer Attorney Talia Gee, Community Police Hearing Board Commissioner Robert C. Jackson, and Tom Ashe, Jr.