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Gov. Cox Issues Proclamation Celebrating Pride

Governor Spencer Cox issued a proclamation Tuesday, officially declaring June as LGBTQ+ Pride month. He is the first Utah governor to do so, according to FOX 13. Cox proclamation encourages “conversations about what it means to love each other, understand our differences, and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family members.” It also acknowledged the higher levels of mental health challenges for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. It says Utah should work to “cultivate a climate of inclusion and unconditional love for all.”


Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall praised the governor’s proclamation, saying “it’s about celebrating the diversity that exists” all throughout the state. She said it is “appropriate and welcome” that our governor finally recognized that diversity. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!