City of Berwyn Proclaims October as LGBT History Month

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The City of Berwyn proclaimed October as LGBT History Month at City Council on October 9. The month of October is in observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history as well as the history of gay rights and related civil rights. LGBT History Month is a time that recognizes important moments in LGBT history and the impact on the world today. Berwyn prides itself on being an all-inclusive community and it shows. Berwyn currently has seven openly LGBTQ elected officials and is ranked third in the suburbs for same-sex marriage and issued marriage licenses, and third in total number of same-sex couples in Cook County outside the City of Chicago. In April 2017, City Coucil passed a Welcoming City Ordinance and in the same year declared June as Pride Month. The City of Berwyn has also participated in the Northalsted Market Days every August, this year marking the twelfth year. This year, Berwyn also hosted their second annual Pride March in June with over 200 participants.

Caption: The City of Berwyn proclaimed October as Berwyn’s LGBT History Month at City Council on October 9. From left to right: 5th Ward Alderman Cesar Santoy, 3rd Ward Alderman Jeanine Reardon, 1st Ward Alderman Scott Lennon, City Clerk Margaret Paul, 4th Ward Alderman Robert Fejt, 6th Ward Alderman Alicia Ruiz, 7th Ward Alderman Rafael Avila, City of Berwyn Mayor Robert J. Lovero, 2nd Ward Alderman Jose Ramirez, 8th Ward Alderman Edgar Garcia and Treasurer Cynthia Gutierrez.

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