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Record #: R2022-679   
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/22/2022
Title: Commemoration of Pride Month and celebration of LGBTQ activist Elise Malary
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Dowell, Pat, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Coleman, Stephanie D. , O'Shea, Matthew J., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Rodriguez, Michael D., Waguespack, Scott, Villegas, Gilbert, Sposato, Nicholas, Martin, Matthew J. , Osterman, Harry, Hadden, Maria E.
Attachments: 1. R2022-679.pdf




OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR
June 22, 2022










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Waguespack, Martin, Garza, O'Shea, Rodriguez, Villegas, Brookins, Osterman, Sposato, Coleman, Hadden and Dowell, a resolution commemorating pride month and honoring LGBTQ activist Elise Malary.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The month of June is Pride Month; and

WHEREAS, Pride Month is celebrated in June in part to mark the anniversary ofthe Stonewall Rebellion, which took place in late June and early July 1969, when queer and trans people fought back against the ongoing violence they had faced at the hands ofthe police; and

WHEREAS, During Pride Month we celebrate sharing stories from a variety of perspectives and affirm the importance of human rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation, race, or gender identification; and

WHEREAS, We celebrate that here in Chicago, in 1924 Henry Gerber founded the Society for Human Rights, the first gay rights organization in the United States, on the ideals of melding the German homophile movement with the American ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence, continually referencing the importance of law and order, and a person's right to pursue happiness; and

WHEREAS, Chicagoans have publicly celebrated Pride since at least 1970, with what is recognized as the first Pride march, from Washington Square Park to the Water Tower, on Saturday, June 27, 1970; and

WHEREAS, We recognize the importance of fighting for Pride, for demanding that all people recognize the equality of all, regardless of who people love or of gender identity, and that without the fight, without the call to attention, the discrimination, the embarrassment, the sweeping under the rug would continue; and

WHEREAS, Thanks to those who have come before and ...

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