Raise The Pride Flag!
EMAC condemns the recent decision made by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors that failed to pass a motion to fly the Pride flag atop the San Joaquin County Administration building. EMAC also urges the Stockton City Council to revisit and vote to support the recent deadlocked vote to fly the Pride flag at City Hall.
The Pride flag represents the struggles, triumphs, and resilience of our LGBTQ+ family, and denying its presence at the city and county level sends a message of exclusion and discrimination. It is disheartening to witness a missed opportunity to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community that continues to face adversity across the country and the world. We urge the County Board of Supervisors to reconsider their decision and urge Stockton’s City Council to take immediate action to support our LGBTQ+ community.
The history of Pride month is rooted in resistance against police violence, homophobia, and transphobia and EMAC continues this work today in our mission to serve, support, and empower our marginalized communities. We stand firmly with our LGBTQ+ family of Stockton, San Joaquin County, and around the world and affirm our unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community because we all deserve to thrive without fear of prejudice or discrimination.
Join the “Raise Your Voice: Raise The Pride Flag Rally” on Tuesday, June 20th at 4 PM at Stockton City Hall to support the raising of the Pride flag at City Hall and attend the 5 PM City Council Meeting directly after the rally to give a public comment voicing your support for the LGBTQ+ community and the raising of the Pride flag!