City Of Yakima LGBTQ Pride Proclamations

During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, as Americans wave their flags of pride high and march boldly forward in parades and demonstrations, let us celebrate how far we have come and reaffirm our steadfast belief in the equal dignity of all Americans.

President Barack Obama

Presidential Proclamation

May 21, 2019 - PRIDE MONTH

CITY OF YAKIMA

P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS, the month of June was designated Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred in June of 1969 and are generally recognized as the catalyst of the LGBT Rights Movement; and

WHEREAS, “every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, age, or mental or physical disability; and

WHEREAS, the long and ongoing struggle of transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual minorities for basic civil and human rights continues to provide inspiration to all; and

WHEREAS, Yakima celebrates the history and diversity of our City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, community and promotes a society in which all residents can live free from discrimination; and

WHEREAS, Pride month is an opportunity to celebrate this harmony in which we coexist,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathy Coffey, Mayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2019 as

“LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH”

in the City of Yakima and encourage everyone to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, respect the rights of all people, and to celebrate the great diversity of our city.

Dated this 21st day of May, 2019

Kathy Coffey, Mayor

May 15, 2018 - PRIDE MONTH

CITY OF YAKIMA

P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS, the month of June was designated Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred in June of 1969 and are generally recognized as the catalyst of the LGBT Rights Movement; and

WHEREAS, “every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, age, or mental or physical disability; and

WHEREAS, the long and ongoing struggle of transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other sexual minorities for basic civil and human rights continues to provide inspiration to all; and

WHEREAS, Yakima celebrates the history and diversity of our City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, community and promotes a society in which all residents can live free from discrimination; and

WHEREAS, Pride month is an opportunity to celebrate this harmony in which we coexist,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathy Coffey, Mayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2018 as

“LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH”

in the City of Yakima and encourage everyone to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, respect the rights of all people, and to celebrate the great diversity of our city.

Dated this 15th day of May, 2018

Kathy Coffey, Mayor

June 6, 2017 - PRIDE WEEK

CITY OF YAKIMA

P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS, June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ) Pride Month; and

WHEREAS, “PRIDE” celebrations are held all across the country in recognition of the Stonewall Riots, the birth of the modern gay liberation movement; and

WHEREAS, every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability; and

WHEREAS, Yakima celebrates the history and diversity of our city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirited and Transsexual community and promotes a society in which all residents can live free from discrimination; and

WHEREAS, Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate the harmony in which we co-exist,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathy Coffey, Mayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the week of June 11-17, 2017 as

“LGBTQ PRIDE WEEK”

in the City of Yakima and encourage everyone to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, respect the rights of all people, and to celebrate the great diversity of our city.

Dated this 6th day of June, 2017

Kathy Coffey, Mayor