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Legislation #: 110428 Introduction Date: 6/2/2011
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 6/12/2011
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MARCASON, FORD, WAGNER, SHARP, CURLS, CIRCO, GLOVER, TAYLOR, JAMES, JR., REED, DAVIS AND JOHNSON
Title: Declaring May 30 through June 5, 2011, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Week in Kansas City.

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5/31/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/2/2011 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 110428

 

Declaring May 30 through June 5, 2011, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Week in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, forty-two years ago, patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City stood up to the police harassment that has become commonplace for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (“GLBT”) community; and

 

WHEREAS, the bravery of these patrons sparked the beginning of the GLBT rights movement; and

 

WHEREAS, each June, GLBT individuals come together to recommit to achieving equality; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City has a long-standing commitment to equality and diversity; and

 

WHEREAS, GLBT individuals have and continue to make important and lasting contributions to Kansas City’s economic, cultural and political life; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City commends the Show-Me Pride, LLC , the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City, and those committed to securing full equality for all GLBT individuals; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare May 30 through June 5, 2011, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Week in Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Rick Bumgardner, President, Show Me Pride, with the Mayor and Council calling to all citizens of Kansas City for observance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Week.

 

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