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File #: RES 19-1021    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/19/2019
Title: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and June 2019 Pride Month
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Mitra Jalali, Jane L. Prince, Rebecca Noecker, Chris Tolbert, Dai Thao


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and June 2019 Pride Month



WHEREAS, June 28, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots; and


WHEREAS, the Stonewall Riots marked a turning point in LGBTQ history when Black trans women and other trans people of color in New York fought back against police who invaded their safe spaces to arrest them for their sexual orientation and gender expression; and


WHEREAS, this moment launched a resistance centered on the dignity and rights of genderqueer people of color in the face of state violence and disenfranchisement; and


WHEREAS, the legacy of Stonewall will persist because it must; and


WHEREAS, we must continue to protect our most vulnerable voices and thread them into our collective narrative, from Stonewall to present, so that our young Black trans women can hear their voice in our history; and


WHEREAS, in 2013, Minnesotans, legislators, and Governor Dayton passed same-sex marriage, allowing our neighbors, friends, and family the most fundamental human right to be written into state law - the ability to marry who you love; and


WHEREAS, despite continued progress, the transgender community continues to fight for safety, justice, and acceptance; and


WHEREAS, LGBTQ people in our city and country have achieved significant milestones, ensuring that future generations of LGBTQ people will enjoy a more equal and just society;


WHEREAS, despite being marginalized throughout the history of the United States, the LGBTQ community continue to celebrate their identities, love, and contributions in various expressions of Pride;


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Saint Paul City Council recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and will continue the conversation around LGBTQ issues, and work to ensure their justice provides their community wholeness and acceptance; be it further


RESOLVED, the Saint Paul City Council celebrates June 2019 Pride month, in humble solidarity.

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