For the third year, the City Council commemorated Pride Month with a proclamation last Monday night, and some personal observations about the cause.
“It seems symbolic, but symbols have a lot of weight,” Mayor Teddy Gray King said.
Vice Mayor Tim Rood thanked the Piedmont community for “supporting visibility and inclusivity during Pride Month, and stressed that the rights of transgender people, in particular, are under attack.
“Our continued attention to the civil rights of all people continue to be crucially important,” Rood said.
Cavenaugh said young people have been leaders in this movement, in part because they are often dealing directly with gender-identity issues themselves.
“They need to be reminded that we’re here to support them and to move these issues forward,” she said.
In the meantime, the Piedmont Beautification Foundation, in cahoots with Public Works, and prompted by PHS sophomore Eve Tellegen and her work on her Girl Scout Silver Award, plans to treat the community with Pride-themed floral displays around town later this week. (Stay tuned, Piedmonters!)