From: Meredythe Ryan
Subject: Pride Flag
Date: April 21, 2021 at 2:14:50 PM EDT
Dear Mayor and City Council:
My name is Meredythe Ryan and I live at — Evergreen Ave in Rye. I am unequivocally in favor of the city raising the Pride flag this June in observance of Pride Month. I hope that I live in a community where support for human rights, civil rights and love is universal and unquestioned; raising this flag is an important part of confirming that support. I think, conversely, failing to do so leaves our LGBTQ+ neighbors – including and especially our students – feeling alienated and without the support of their community, particularly when arguments against raising the flag are frankly quite weak.
I understand that this issue will be discussed at tonight’s city council meeting. I ask that you support a resolution to raise this flag in June. My children are still quite young, but I hope that our community will always be forthcoming with love and confirmation or their worth.