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File #: RS2021-983    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/24/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Title: A resolution recognizing Tuesday, June 1 to Wednesday, June, 30, 2021 as the "Nashville Pride Month", celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities and their enormous contributions to the quality of life in Nashville and Davidson County, and further recognizing the 33rd anniversary of the first Nashville Pride event.
Sponsors: Zach Young, Brett Withers, Emily Benedict, Russ Bradford, Nancy VanReece, Bob Mendes, Burkley Allen, Kyonzte Toombs, Delishia Porterfield, Tom Cash, Thom Druffel, Erin Evans, Jennifer Gamble, Larry Hagar, Jonathan Hall, Tonya Hancock, Gloria Hausser, Angie Henderson, Sharon Hurt, Courtney Johnston, Antoinette Lee, Kathleen Murphy, Bob Nash, Freddie OConnell, Sean Parker, Russ Pulley, Kevin Rhoten, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Dave Rosenberg, John Rutherford, Sandra Sepulveda, Colby Sledge, Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara, Jeff Syracuse, Brandon Taylor, Tanaka Vercher
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A resolution recognizing Tuesday, June 1 to Wednesday, June, 30, 2021 as the "Nashville Pride Month", celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities and their enormous contributions to the quality of life in Nashville and Davidson County, and further recognizing the 33rd anniversary of the first Nashville Pride event.
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WHEREAS, Our Pride Encompasses Nashville (Nashville Pride) has been a strong advocate and supporter of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities throughout Middle Tennessee and is celebrating Nashville Pride in the city of Nashville; and
WHEREAS, the city of Nashville is honored to welcome members of the LGBTQ community and their allies to celebrate a very special and important event honoring the diversity, inclusion, and history of the pride and gay rights movement; and
WHEREAS, the Nashville Pride celebration and movement continues to grow and celebrates inclusion as a necessary ingredient to making Nashville and the United States truly diverse. Nashville Pride has grown immensely and is now one of the largest public weekend festivals in Middle Tennessee, reminding us to embrace what makes each individual unique and to use those qualities to change the world for the better; and
WHEREAS, the Pride movement has an auspicious history in the U.S. and Nashville. Early on the morning of Saturday, June 28th, 1969, LGBTQ persons rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street in New York City. In Nashville, the first pride parade took place in 1988, not with a riot but as a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward LGBTQ people. The parade promoted self-affirmation, dignity, equal rights, and increased the visibility of LGBTQ persons as a social group to build community; and
WHEREAS, this year marks the tenth anniversary of the official repeal of the United States military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. On September 20, 2011, the re...

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