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Record #: R2022-1182   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/16/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Tribute to late Elise Malary and recognition of Transgender Day of Resilience and support of Hire Trans Now
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, Mitts, Emma, Martin, Matthew J. , Villegas, Gilbert, Osterman, Harry, Hadden, Maria E. , Scott, Monique L. , Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Rodriguez, Michael D., King, Sophia D., Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Tunney, Thomas, Cappleman, James, Nugent, Samantha , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Gardiner, James M. , Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Waguespack, Scott, Lopez, Raymond A.
Attachments: 1. R2022-1182.pdf



OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR
November 16, 2022










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

1 transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Brookins, Mitts, Martin, Villegas, Osterman, Hadden, Scott. Sigcho-Lopez, Rodriguez, King, Vasquez, T unney, Cappleman. Nugent. Rodriguez-Sanchez, Gardiner, Sadlowski-Garza, Waguespack and Lopez, a memorial resolution honoring Elise Malary.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, November 13-19 marks Transgender Awareness Week and the twentieth day of November is Transgender Day of Resilience (formerly called Transgender Day of Remembrance); and

WHEREAS, We rejoice for those who have survived the discrimination that has harmed so many, we celebrate those who continue the struggle for equality, we condemn the stigma and isolation that so many have suffered, and we mourn those who have died; and

WHEREAS, Recently, we lost one of our brightest lights in the fight for equality among all when we lost Elise Malary in March at the young age of 31, a beloved sister, friend, advocate, and community leader who was known for her fierceness, kindness, and compassion; and

WHEREAS, Elise was passionate about advancing social justice for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, especially Trans people of color like herself, who experience hardships, rejection, stigmatization, violence, and disparities regarding access to affirming health care services, community resources, and opportunities for housing, workforce development, and employment; and

WHEREAS, Elise made fighting discrimination her life's work as she interned at the AIDS Foundation Chicago and worked at Equality Illinois, the Chicago Reader, and the Civil Rights Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General's Office, and would regularly join advocates from across Illinois to lobby state legislators in support of LGBTQ+ affirming legislation during ...

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