Resolution J2357-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2013, as LGBT Pride Month in the State of New York



  • Jun 13, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim June 2013, as LGBT Pride Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, New York State's diversity is one of  our  greatest  strengths;
  WHEREAS,  Lesbian,  Gay,  Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people have
made important and lasting contributions to our great state  and  nation
in  every  field  of endeavor including business, medicine, law, humani-
ties, science, literature,  politics,  education,  music,  philanthropy,
sports, arts, and culture that enrich our national life; and
  WHEREAS,  LGBT  New  Yorkers  also  mobilized  the state and nation to
respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a  vital  role
in broadening this country's response to the global HIV pandemic; and
  WHEREAS,  LGBT people come from all walks of life, regardless of race,
color, religion, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, economic  status,
physical  or  mental ability, medical condition, sex, gender identity or
expression; and
  WHEREAS, Each year in June marks  the  anniversary  of  the  Stonewall
Rebellions;  this  event  is  widely considered to constitute the single
most important event leading to the LGBT  liberation  movement  and  the
modern day fight for LGBT rights in the United States; and
  WHEREAS,  The  event  inspired  LGBT  people throughout the country to
organize in support of LGBT rights and, within two years,  LGBT  rights'
groups have started in nearly every major city; and
  WHEREAS,  LGBT  New Yorkers, their families and friends, and all those
committed to justice and equality celebrate during the month of June the
rich culture, the notable achievements,  and  the  outstanding  services
that  LGBT  New  Yorkers make to our great state and nation; now, there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to proclaim June 2013, as LGBT
Pride Month in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New


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