Salisbury celebrates LGBTQ community with special proclamation
SALISBURY, Md. – History was made on the Downtown Salisbury Plaza on Saturday with the raising of an LGBTQ flag by Mayor Jake Day.
Mayor Day officially proclaimed the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month in Salisbury. He said the city is committed to diversity and inclusion. Speakers at the event said the city is navigating a better future for the LGBTQ community. They added people like Salisbury University professors have played a huge role in these new strides, and people living in Salisbury say they are excited about these changes.
“It’s very moving for me to see the community support,” said Janice Murphy, a Salisbury resident. “To see that straight people like me throughout the community understand that we need to be accepting of each other.”
Mayor Day said a new community center on Newton Street will have a dedicated space for kids in the LGBTQ community.