NY Gov issues proclamation celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

NY Gov issues proclamation celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

East Farmingdale, NY- New York State Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation designating June 2022, as “LGBTQ+ Pride Month”. State landmarks including One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building will be lit to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The state will also raise the LGBTQ+ progress flag across the state and has launched an I LOVE NY LGBTQ+ 2022 Pride Guide.

“Pride Month is a time to celebrate the countless contributions of the LBGTQ+ community to New York State,” Governor Hochul said. “Every New Yorker, regardless of gender and sexual identity or expression deserves a government that recognizes them for who they are and provides a space of value, love, and belonging. From the major advancements in LGBTQ+ equity achieved as part of our recently Enacted Budget to trailblazing nominees, my administration will continue to fight to help ensure equality and respect for the LGBTQ+ community.”

The Pride flag will be flown at State parks and at the Perry B. Duryea State Office Building Hauppauge for the duration of pride month.  

Learn More about the Exhibit and See Photos Here  

Read Proclamation Here 

A newly-updated I LOVE NY LGBTQ microsite and a printed I LOVE NY LGBTQ travel guide are available to help visitors identify great things to see and do, both during Pride month and throughout the year.

Photo: June 01, 2022- New York, NY- Governor Kathy Hochul announces that state landmarks to be lit in recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month on June 1 and throughout the month (Darren McGee- Office of Governor Kathy Hochul)

By Brett Levine with New York State Governor Hochul Press Office