Ferndale’s ninth annual Pride Festival was held June 1st, celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Ally community (LGBTQIA+).
State Senator Jeremy Moss, the only openly gay State Senator, joked that he was glad to be finally representing Ferndale because he spends so much time and money here. He also talked about the seriousness of the occasion.
“It’s been 50 years since Stonewall,” Moss said. “What was that first Pride like? Was it a celebration? Not really. People were being beaten… We can’t forget where Pride marches and Pride festivals started from.”
Moss also announced that he was introducing an amendment to the State Civil Rights Law that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes protected against discrimination.
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