Mayor Richard C. Irvin and the City of Aurora Come Together to Celebrate Pride Month

Aurora, IL - In celebration of embracing one’s individuality and supporting Aurora’s LGBTQ+ community, Mayor Richard C. Irvin helped lead the city’s Pride festivities, a full slate of events and activities over the weekend in the city, capped off with the 5th annual Pride Parade with nearly 10,000 people in attendance.

To kick off the weekend, the city hosted a ceremony to raise the Pride flag in One Aurora Plaza, where Mayor Irvin proclaimed June as Pride Month in Aurora. The Mayor then awarded Pride and Excellence Awards to community advocates, local businesses, and alderperson Chief of Staff Rich Jacobs for their work building an inclusive Aurora before the Pride flag was raised.

On Saturday, the Aurora LGBTQ+ Advisory Board “Pride at the Plaze,” with performances, music, and a photo booth. Mayor Irvin enjoyed the show in the plaza alongside Aurora residents and made appearances at local restaurants from across the city who offered Pride themed drinks.

On the sunny Sunday morning, Mayor Irvin walked alongside the 75 total units in the Pride Parade through a delighted crowd of thousands, gathered to lift Aurora’s LGBTQ+ community up and signify the city’s commitment to inclusivity. Mayor Irvin described the parade as a “party,” dancing and taking pictures with people waving Pride flags during the festivities.

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