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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.  hosted the Essex County LGBTQ Pride Month Celebration on Thursday, June 30th. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented Pride of Essex County Awards to South Orange Village Trustee Bob Zuckerman, Newark Pride Inc. Board President Sharronda “Love” Wheeler, and Founder & CEO of OUT Agency Julio C. Roman in recognition of their support in the struggle for equality for the members of the LGBTQ community.