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File #: 2017-4382   
Type: Proclamation/Special Order
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/6/2017
Title: Proclamation Declaring June 2017 as LGBTQ Pride Month. (City Manager 2110)



Proclamation Declaring June 2017 as LGBTQ Pride Month. (City Manager 2110)







Whereas,                     Alameda has a long, proud history of recognizing the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community members; and



Whereas,                     all Alamedans work together to fight bullying and harassment, and teach respect for everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, or any differences, perceived or real; and



Whereas,                     the Alameda Unified School District has established the LGBTQ Round Table to ensure safe schools for all students, faculty, and staff; and



Whereas,                     each year, the City of Alameda Social Services Human Relations Board co-sponsors Alameda’s Annual Harvey Milk Day Celebration and Alameda’s Fourth of July Parade Gay Pride Float; and



Whereas,                     in 2015, the fundamental right to marry was guaranteed to same sex couples by the Supreme Court, making same sex marriage legal in all 50 states joining 22 countries around the world; and



Whereas,                     LGBTQ individuals contribute to our rich community culture through participation in the arts, local businesses, city government, community organizations and religious institutions; and


Whereas,                      on January 17, 2017, Alameda’s City Council adopted a resolution that reaffirms Alameda’s commitment as a Sanctuary City to the values of dignity, inclusivity, and respect for all individuals regardless of ethnic or national origin, gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or immigration status; and



Whereas,                     the City of Alameda believes that all community members deserve equal protection under the law.


Now, therefore, be it resolved, that I, Trish Herrera Spencer, Mayor of the City of Alameda, do hereby proclaim the month of June, 2017 as


LGBTQ Pride Month


in the City of Alameda, and encourage Alamedans to learn more about the history and rich contribution of LGBTQ members to the United States of America.



Trish Herrera Spencer