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Vice Mayor Declares June 8-15 as LGBTQ Pride Week in Lake Wales


Last updated 6/5/2019 at 6:55am

Polk County PRIDE members accept proclamation from Vice Mayor Robin Gibson

Vice Mayor Robin Gibson issued a proclamation Tuesday, June 4 designating the week of June 8-15 as LGBTQ Pride Week in Lake Wales.

Lake Wales members of PFLAG were on hand to accept the proclamation. Local PFLAG leader David Jones said 60 percent of Floridians had human rights protections, but they are not in force in Polk County. He asked the city commission to consider adopting a local human rights ordinance to protect all citizens from discrimination. Commissioners did not respond to his request at Tuesday's meeting.

Here is the wording of the proclamation:

WHEREAS, Lake Wales, Florida...

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