Gov. Cox declares June to be LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Utah

Governor Spencer Cox became the first Utah governor to recognize Pride Month with the following declaration:

Whereas, the month of June is commonly celebrated and recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month;

Whereas, we must encourage relevant and vital conversations about what it means to love each other, understand our differences, and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family members;

Whereas, we recognize that members of the LGBTQ+ community who do not feel loved and accepted experience higher rates of mental health challenges;

Whereas, we can strengthen resilience in the LGBTQ+ community through family and community inclusion and by providing access to help, and giving them our support, respect, understanding, and friendship;

Whereas, we must cultivate a climate of inclusion and unconditional love for all;

Whereas, in the state of Utah, we strive to sustains a culture of hope, love, understanding, and respect by celebrating our common humanity;

Whereas, we should all strive to be more inclusive and accepting of the LGBTQ+ members of our community;

Now, Therefore, I, Spencer J. Cox, governor of the great state of Utah, do hereby declare June 2021, as

LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Utah