BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A proclamation from Mayor Broome declaring June 2021 as Baton Rouge Pride Month was read at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council meeting on Wednesday, June 9th.
Councilman Aaron Moak of Baton Rouge’s 4th District is the first openly LGBTQ+ elected official in Louisiana.
Councilman Moak was in charge of this initiative.
Moak recognized the work of local community members and organizations including those listed below:
- Jeremy Longmire
- Chansely Dykes
- Guy Schieder of George’s Place for their 50th anniversary
- Chris Bradford
- Thomas Merrill
- Carlos Perez and Caleb Keller of Baton Rouge Pride
- Corey Wise and Quentin Little of Slash Nightclub
“I’d like to thank Councilmember Moak for his continued support of Baton Rouge Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community by helping to secure the 2021 Pride Month Proclamation, said Baton Rouge Pride Chair Chris Bradford. “The strength that he exemplified today by standing in front of the entire Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council, and telling his story was both extremely brave and heartwarming. We are looking forward to his continued support and future work with the Baton Rouge LGBTQIA+ community.”