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File #: 14-0998    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/25/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/6/2017 Final action: 6/6/2017
Title: Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation Recognizing the Month of June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Queer Pride Month; and 2) Present Proclamation to representatives of the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
Attachments: 1. 4A - LGBT Proclamation 6-6-17, 2. Executed Proclamation, 3. 3A - LGBT Pride Month Proclamation 2016 6-7-16, 4. Executed Proclamation, 5. 2A - LGBT Pride Month Proclamation 2015 6-2-15, 6. A - LGBT Pride Month Proclamation

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Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board consider the following:

1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation Recognizing the Month of June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Queer Pride Month; and

2) Present Proclamation to representatives of the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)

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In 1969, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of this community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, activities commemorate equal justice under the law for LGBT Americans. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, all should be free from discrimination in the workplace, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also the entire Nation.

 

"As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected." (President Barack Obama, 2014)

 

Proclamations to bring about awareness and education will help to advance the principles of equality for all. During LGBT Pride Month, the LGBT community, legislatures and policy makers, and all Americans, are encouraged to work together to promote equal rights, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.