It’s not the “gay” pride flag
First, I would like to thank Beth David for her incredible work covering what is going on in our town. Being a journalist is not an easy profession as it’s a special calling serving the public in holding elected officials, like myself, accountable. It’s people like Beth that play important roles in our democracy in making sure we are transparent and most importantly, effectively serving and representing you as that is what our founding fathers and Henry Huttleston Rogers call us to do for our community by the water.
With that being said, I would like to respectfully correct the record and state the flag I presented to the Selectboard on Thursday, June 11th, was the “Pride Flag”, not the “gay pride flag”, and it represents all LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) individuals and allies to the cause for full equality. Also, while I am proud of sharing my identity as a gay man to others in order to shed a light for other LGBTQ+ individuals in our community and elsewhere to run for elected positions to make positive changes in our society, I would appreciate not being characterized as “outspoken” as it may be perceived by residents of our town that I am rude, close-minded, and disrespectful.
Since being sworn into office as a School Committee member, I promised I would represent and listen to ALL residents of our town, even if there comes a point of respectful disagreement to where Fairhaven needs to be for the present and future moments.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to reach out to me on my Facebook page: Kyle Bueno —Fairhaven School Committee or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am more than happy to discuss my positions!
Kyle Bueno, Fairhaven
Mr. Bueno is a member of the Fairhaven School Committee
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