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Jul 01, 2021

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈Happy End of Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Hope you all got to enjoy some of the amazing pride events this past month. For me pride is an all year round thing.🙃🥰 I am fortunate to belong to the Nassau County Bar Association LGBTQ Committee and The Suffolk County Bar Association LGBTQ committee. 

When I was young Pride parades were a demonstration that we exist and to show our numbers. For many it was a danger just to March. Now Pride month is an essential yearly acknowledgement that LGBTQ+ individuals are represented and are free to be themselves and a celebration of living life openly and freely.  It is also a time to honor and pay respects to all our LGBTQ+ rights warriors past and present.  We have fought hard to get where we are today but there is so much work to be done to combat the current backlash of rights we have obtained. 

A Very special shout out to Charlie Arrowood who has worked sooooo hard getting the Gender Recognition Act passed in New York State and succeeding - I am so honored to know Charlie and thank him for all he has done and continues to do. (https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-gender-recognition-act) ! 

Happy Pride from the Nassau County Bar Association LGBTQ Committee!

And if you did not get to see The Suffolk County Courts LGBTQ Pride Celebration including tThe Suffolk County Bar Association LGBTQ committee and honoring our very own Justice Chris Ann Kelley. check out the recording  via this link: http://wowza.nycourts.gov/vod/WowzaPlayerVOD.php?source=suffolk&video=20210623_PrideCelebration.mp4.  

Happy Pride and stay strong and vigilant all year long to protect progress made and forge forward to more love and understanding and acceptance🏳️‍🌈