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

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  • 04 / Jun / 2014
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
  • 10 / Jun / 2014

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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;
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


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