Events

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LGBTQ+ Pride Proclamation by the City of Manassas Park

When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019 
             7:00 PM
Where: Manassas City Hall
               1 Park Center Court
               Manassas Park, VA 20111

Equality Prince William is proud to announce that for the third year in a row, the Governing Body of Manassas Park will be proclaiming June to be designated as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

With anti-LGBTQ+ speech on the rise in many areas, it is important that we all show up to show our support for the elected officials on the Manassas Park Governing Body for recognizing June as Pride Month.

Wear purple and be VISIBLE.

Throughout Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, there are many important local political races this year.  The positions of Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney will be on all ballots.

In the County, the position of Chair, Board of County Supervisors (BOCS), Chair, School Board and the three members of the Soil and Water Conservation Board will be on all ballots.  Then, depending on where you live, you will also be voting for your State Senator (Districts 13, 28, 29, 36 and 39) and your member of the House of Delegates (Districts 2, 13, 31, 40, 50, 51, 52 and 87).

County residents will also be voting on their Magisterial District (MD) representative to the BOCS and their MD representative to the School Board.

The local Republican Party has already selected their candidates using a caucus.  The Democrats will be holding a primary on 11 June 2019 and voting will occur at the normal polling places.  But Absentee-In-Person  voting is underway now.  Details on locations and hours can be found here

Election Day is 5 November.  Once the Democratic Primary has been held, a list of all the candidates will be listed, so check back.

Upcoming Events

5 June — The Monthly Equality Prince William Happy Hour

When: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 
             6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Bungalow Alehouse
               2840 Prince William Parkway
               Woodbridge, VA 22192
Kicking off Pride season with a happy hour following the Pride Proclamation by Manassas Park City Council yesterday. 
 
For June, we are back at the Bungalow Ale House. Once you enter the building, take the doorway to the left which takes you into the dining area (as opposed to the bar area) and head back to where the billiard tables are in the back. Just past the servers station and to the right is a small room and there is where you will find us.
 
Join us for food, drink, and conversation.  As always, all are invited. 
 
E=PW looks forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 5 June.

9 June — Equality Prince William at 2019 Capital Pride (Washington, DC)

When: Sunday, 9 June 2019 
             10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: 2019 Capital Pride
               Pennsylvania Ave NW & 7th St NW
               Washington, DC 20001
Equality Prince William will again be partnering with AGLA sharing their booth. We are looking for volunteers to help staff the booth, so if you can help out for an hour or two, please sign up here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4eafad2ba02-equality5) or get in touch with Jim — (703) 314-9905 — or Dave — (571) 278-6346.

And even if you can’t help out, be sure to stop by and say “Hello”.

Specific Location:

Organization Name: Arlington-Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA)
Booth Zone: GREEN
Booth Assignment: G124

Look for the big Equality Prince William banner.

18 June — Prince William County Pride Proclamation

When: Tuesday, 18 June 2019 
             2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Prince William County Government, McCoart Building
               1 County Complex Ct
               Woodbridge, VA 22192
The work continues to have June 2019 to be declared as Pride Month for all LGBTQ+ and allies in the Greater Prince William County including the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

Both Cities have already issued the proclamations.  The Prince William County Human Rights Commission voted and approved two resolutions last month (HRC RES 19-1, Resolution To Affirm Prince William County As A Hate-Free And Bigot Free Zone and HRC 19-2, Resolution To Affirm And Recognize The Month Of -June Of Every Year- As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning And More Pride Month).

Both resolutions are on the agenda for the June 18, 2019 Prince William County Board of County Supervisors (PWC BOCS) meeting at 2 PM.  Both resolutions were planned for the consent agenda (meaning no vote is required) however I understand the PWC BOCS chair removed 19-2 from the consent agenda and it is now part of section 10. Supervisors’ Time, item B, requiring a motion, a second, and a vote.  See the full agenda here: http://eservice.pwcgov.org/documents/bocs/agendas/currentagenda.pdf.

Please sign up to either speak by contacting the below or signing up to speak at the door or being present to show support or sending an email/phone call to the board members if unable to attend (info here: http://www.pwcgov.org/government/bocs/Pages/BOCS-Landing-Page.aspx):

Staff Contact:
Andrea Madden, Clerk Board of County Supervisors
703-792-6661

Let’s show our community we are here, we matter, and we will not be silent!

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