Why we want a parade.
Affirming the value of all of our residents is critical to building and fostering a truly inclusive community, one free of prejudice and hate.
According to the Center for Disease Control, data demonstrate that LGB students may be at substantial risk for these serious outcomes:
Many of these unacceptable outcomes occur because of the environmental factors that LGBT youth have to operate in every day. These factors -- such as acceptance at home, school and within the community -- are greatly influenced by the actions of others.
We are committed to sponsoring and holding a parade in our city to affirm to all LGBTQ residents know, without a doubt, that they are important. That they are loved. That they are valued in Aurora.