This year, Washington has recognized Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week for the first time! We are the fifth state to do so, after Colorado, Virginia, Michigan, and Minnesota, and after the District of Columbia and the city of Denver, CO.
Here is the full proclamation (click to zoom):
The State of Washington
WHEREAS aromanticism is a generally unknown and misunderstood romantic orientation; and
WHEREAS people who are aromantic often feel isolated and confused, and lack access to resources and support networks; and
WHEREAS discovering aromanticism can be an affirming and positive personal experience; and
WHEREAS having peers and family know of and understand aromanticism can provide safety, support, and comfort to aromantic people; and
WHEREAS Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week aims to spread awareness and acceptance of aromantic spectrum identities and the issues faced by the aromantic community; and
WHEREAS Washington is proud of and made stronger by the vast diversity of its residents;
THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim the period between February 21st and February 27th, 2021, as AROMANTIC SPECTRUM AWARENESS WEEK in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in this special observance.
Signed this 24th day of February, 2021
Governor Jay Inslee