Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz announced during Monday evening’s city council meeting that he has signed a proclamation declaring June 2020 as Pride Month in Tiffin.
2019 was the first year in which the City of Tiffin officially recognized June as Pride Month.
The mayor’s proclamation reads as follows:
WHEREAS, the City of Tiffin supports the rights of every citizen to experience equality and freedom from discrimination; and
WHEREAS, all people regardless of age, gender identity, race color, religion, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges have the right to be treated on the basis of their intrinsic values as human beings; and
WHEREAS, the city of Tiffin accepts and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and believes a diverse population leads to a more vibrant community; and
WHEREAS, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities contribute to the cultural, civic, and economic successes of the City of Tiffin; and
WHEREAS, while we as a society are slowly embracing new definitions of sexuality and gender we must also acknowledge the need for education and awareness remains vital to end discrimination and prejudice; and
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved, I, Aaron D. Montz, Mayor of the City of Tiffin do hereby proclaim June as
“Pride Month in Tiffin”
and encourage our residents to reflect on the ongoing struggle toward equality for members of the LGBTQ community and celebrate the contributions that enhance our city.