(UNION CITY, NJ) – On Friday, June 28, 2019, Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Union City Board of Commissioners will celebrate Pride Month in Union City with an event at the Union City International Park, 3700 Palisade Avenue.
While LGBTQ History Month was first celebrated in 1994, President Bill Clinton officially declared the month of June as “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” on June 2, 2000. The month of June has been chosen as LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in 1969 in Greenwich Village in New York City, New York. The Stonewall Uprising has been credited as the most influential event in the LGBTQ rights movement.
“Union City has always been a community of acceptance and diversity and I am grateful to honor that once again in celebration of Pride Month and the LGBTQ community residing in Union City and in Hudson County,” said Mayor Brian P. Stack. “Without equality for all residents we have no liberty. Equality is a human right and should be guaranteed regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. Union City is one community, not divided by our diversity, but stronger because of it.”
The community is welcome and encouraged to participate in the Pride Month celebration and flag raising on Friday, June 28, 2019 at noon at the Union City International Park at 3700 Palisade Avenue in Union City.