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File #: RS2022-1581    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action: 6/7/2022
Title: A resolution recognizing Wednesday, June 1 to Thursday, June 30, 2022 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 34th anniversary of the first Nashville Pride event.
Sponsors: Brett Withers, Russ Bradford, Nancy VanReece, Emily Benedict, Zach Young, Joy Styles, Burkley Allen, Kyonzte Toombs, Tom Cash, Thom Druffel, Erin Evans, Jennifer Gamble, Tonya Hancock, Gloria Hausser, Angie Henderson, Sharon Hurt, Courtney Johnston, Antoinette Lee, Kathleen Murphy, Freddie OConnell, Sean Parker, Delishia Porterfield, Russ Pulley, Kevin Rhoten, John Rutherford, Colby Sledge, Zulfat Suara, Robert Swope, Jeff Syracuse, Brandon Taylor, Tanaka Vercher, Ginny Welsch
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A resolution recognizing Wednesday, June 1 to Thursday, June 30, 2022 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 34th 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 60th anniversary of the first passage of legislation decriminalizing same-sex relationships in the US which occurred in the Stat...

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