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File #: 60692    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing June 2020 as Pride Month.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/2/2020
Enactment date: 6/4/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00407
Title: Recognizing June 2020 as Pride Month.
Sponsors: Lindsay Lemmer, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck, Max Prestigiacomo, Keith Furman, Tag Evers, Samba Baldeh, Syed Abbas, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Sheri Carter, Arvina Martin, Grant Foster, Donna V. Moreland, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
6/2/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt UnanimouslyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/27/20201 Council 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 fiscal impact.
Title
Recognizing June 2020 as Pride Month.
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WHEREAS, LGBTQI Pride was started by the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969, led by Black and Brown LGBTQI people; and,

WHEREAS, in 1969, just months after the Stonewall uprising, 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Bryant in 1978, Madison successfully defended its ordinance even though similar anti-discrimination ordinances were repealed in state capitols like St. Paul, MN and Eugene, OR; and,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, Black and Brown LGBTQI people have been leaders in advancing social change, creating and shifting culture; 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 i...

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