Leon Guerrero, Tenorio join Pride March

PRIDE SUPPORTERS: Gubernatorial candidates Lou Leon Guerrero and Josh Tenorio hold up their candidacy documents at the Guam Election Commission office May 24 in Hagåtña. The campaign joined Saturday's Pride March and called Tenorio the first openly gay candidate eyeing Adelup. David Castro/The Guam Daily Post

The Democratic gubernatorial team of Lou Leon Guerrero and Joshua Tenorio, accompanied by many of their supporters, proudly walked Saturday in the 2nd Annual Guam Pride March in Tumon, the campaign stated in a press release.

Leon Guerrero and Tenorio have made fairness, safety, compassion and prosperity major themes of this year's campaign, noting that these issues are important to all the people of Guam and especially the LGBTQ community, their campaign stated.

"A fair, safe, compassionate and prosperous Guam is committed to and supportive of diversity. It stands in opposition to all discrimination, including on the basis of ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or identity," Leon Guerrero stated.

"Tenorio is the only openly gay candidate in the race for Adelup, and during his career at the Guam Judiciary, he focused on juvenile justice reform and criminal justice improvements," the campaign's press release stated.

"Growing up is difficult, and for too many young people growing up as a member of the LGBTQ community can be even more challenging," Tenorio said.

Stronger together

Leon Guerrero added, "Our community is clearly stronger when it is inclusive, and the rights of every citizen are respected."

The campaign had specially made "PRIDE" T-shirts made for this year's march and festival.