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Will September 8 be designated LGBT Pride Day? Nope.

On September 8, 2012, the UP Center of Champaign County will host C-U’s third annual Pride Festival.

The UP Center’s Robert Michael Doyle recently proposed a proclamation to the Champaign County board, asking them to “designate Sept. 8 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Day in Champaign County.”

The board responded with a big, fat no:

County board Democrats opted earlier this month to keep the resolution off the agenda for tonight’s committee of the whole meeting…

County board Chair C. Pius Weibel said Monday that only three of approximately 12 Democrats at a recent party caucus meeting favored placing the resolution on tonight’s agenda.

More information, plus snarky commentary, here.

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