For the first time in his two terms, Republican Gov. John G. Rowland has issued an official statement recognizing Gay Pride Day in Connecticut.
But a group named PRIDE, People Respecting Individual Diversity Everyday, which requested the proclamation, is upset the final document does not represent the entire gay community, including bisexual, transgender and transsexual individuals.
PRIDE’s organizing committee has still accepted the proclamation from Rowland. Members plan to read it at PRIDE’s festival and rally on Sept. 21 in Bushnell Park in Hartford. But DeMayo, co-chairman of PRIDE, said the group is disappointed the document does not include the language they originally requested.
The group wanted the words gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender or at least the initials, GLBT, included.