Mayor Richards receives endorsement of Empire State Pride Agenda

Posted at: 07/19/2013 1:59 PM

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Mayor Tom Richards has received the endorsement of Empire State Pride Agenda – the largest LGBT civil rights and advocacy group in New York.

"Rochester has a well-deserved reputation as being one of our nation's most progressive cities. In that tradition, we have worked to ensure that City Government is doing everything it can to provide for the equal protection of all Rochesterians, regardless of their race, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression." said Mayor Richards. "I am proud to receive this endorsement, and thank the LGBT community for their partnership and friendship. As long as I am Mayor, they will continue to have a steadfast advocate in City Hall."

"The Pride Agenda is proud to endorse Mayor Tom Richards. Rochester has long been a leader in the fight for equality for all citizens," said Empire State Pride Agenda Deputy Executive Director Lynn Faria. "Mayor Richards has consistently shown his support for LGBT equality and we will continue to look to Rochester to help lead the way on the issues that matter most to the LGBT community."

Mayor Richards will be going against current City Council President Lovely Warren in a democratic primary in September.

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