City Council to Recognize June LGBT Pride Month activities in Visalia 5/30/14


On Monday, June 2, 2014, the City Council will issue a “Resolution of Recognition”, highlighting local activities in June as part of LGBT Pride Month in Visalia.  Dr. Steve Palmer and Joan Palmer, Co-Presidents of Tulare-Kings PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), will accept on the behalf of the LGBT and allied community.

Now in it’s sixth year in Tulare-Kings Counties, PFLAG provides a safe and confidential place to talk about sexual orientation and gender identity, and works to build a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Tulare-Kings PFLAG meets the third Sunday of each month, at 3pm, at the Educational and Cultural Center at Congregation B’nai David, 1039 S. Chinowth, Visalia.

The public is invited to the presentation at City Hall, 707 W. Acequia, at 7pm Monday.  This will mark the third Pride Month recognition document issued by the Visalia City Council.  With Porterville City Council’s vote in July of 2013 to rescind the Proclamation made in June by Mayor Gurrola, Visalia remains the only city in the southern San Joaquin Valley to recognize the LGBT community in this manner.

UPDATE – original post gave the wrong time. The meeting begins at 7pm. UPDATE – 5/30/14 5:20pm – Wording in this blog changed to reflect the new policy adopted by the Visalia City Council at it’s February 3, 2014 meeting.  The City will issue a resolution of recognition, rather than a proclamation.

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