June 2023 proclaimed Pride Month in Hingham

June 1, 2023 By Carol Britton Meyer

In a Pride Month Proclamation signed by the Select Board this week, Hingham’s LGBTQ+ residents are recognized for their important contributions to the town’s history, culture, economy, and civic life.

June is now recognized across Massachusetts and the country as Pride Month, which celebrates the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community toward securing important rights and freedoms, often through struggle and adversity.

The proclamation — which proclaims June 2023 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Hingham — congratulates the members of the Hingham Pride Project for their efforts to increase LGBTQ+ visibility and to support LGBTQ+ citizens, “particularly our LGBTQ+ youth, through the distribution of more than 4,000 Pride flags to individuals, families, and organizations throughout Hingham.”

The board also acknowledged in the proclamation the “important efforts of the Hingham School Committee, School Department leadership, teachers, and staff to support our LGBTQ+ students and to help all students meet core educational competencies that prioritize social-emotional learning, health and safety, and respect for others.”

The proclamation also commits the town to remaining vigilant against continued oppression and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community “and against any new political efforts to overturn these accomplishments.”

The proclamation also affirms the town’s support for Hingham’s LGBTQ+ residents — “including our students and our employees, vendors, and visitors” and makes a commitment to “stand with them to protect their civil rights and ability to live openly without fear.”

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