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File #: 56186    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and recognizing June 2019 as Pride Month in the City of Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/5/2019 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Enactment date: 6/14/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00425
Title: Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and recognizing June 2019 as Pride Month in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Avra Reddy, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
6/11/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/5/20191 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and recognizing June 2019 as Pride Month in the City of Madison.
Body
WHEREAS, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969; and,

WHEREAS, just months after Stonewall, the Madison Alliance for Homosexual Equality was founded as Wisconsin’s first gay rights organization; and,

WHEREAS, in 1973 Judy Greenspan was the first out lesbian in the nation to run for the Madison School Board after she and others had been denied the right to speak in Madison high schools; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison in 1975 became the first place in Wisconsin and one of the earliest in the country to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation by amending its Equal Opportunities Ordinance; and,

WHEREAS, Alder Jim Yeadon was appointed to the City Council in fall of 1976 and elected in the spring of 1977 and was the first openly gay man elected to a City Council in the United States; and,

WHEREAS, when the Madison equal rights ordinance came under attack from an anti-gay movement motivated by activist Anita Bryant's in 1978, Madison successfully defended its ordinance even though similar anti-discrimination ordinances were repealed in state capitols like St. Paul, MN and Eugene, OR; and,

WHEREAS, in 1982, Madison State Representative David Clarenbach skillfully led the fight to pass a first-in-the-nation state gay rights law, which was signed by Republican Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus; and,

WHEREAS, the fifth annual conference of gay and lesbian officials was hosted in Madison in 1989 at the State Capitol with a local host committee chaired by Dane County Supervisors Dick Wagner and Tammy Baldwin; and,

WHEREAS, Ricardo Gonzalez was the first openly gay Latino official elected to public office in the United States when he was elected to Madison City Council in 1989; and,

WHEREAS, Alder Jim McFarland created the State’s first domestic part...

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