Resolution J5665-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2014, as LGBT Pride Month in the State of New York

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  • Jun 10, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 10, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 4, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim June 2014, as LGBT Pride Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, New York State's diversity is one of  our  greatest  strengths;
and
  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
Rebellion; 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  2014,  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
York.

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