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File #: 23-0913    Version: 1 Name: 6/5/23 June 2023 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Type: Proclamation Status: Filed
File created: 6/5/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/5/2023 Final action: 6/5/2023
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Proclamation of June 2023 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Attachments: 1. 2023 June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month.pdf


Proclamation of June 2023 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month


WHEREAS,                     each June LGBTQ+ people and their friends and family recognize the journey toward liberation and those who have fought for equality, including the queer and transgender people of color who took to the streets in New York City at the Stonewall Inn and in cities around the country; and


WHEREAS,                     the City of Ann Arbor holds a historic place in the history of the LGBTQ+ movement for equality. Ann Arbor was among first cities in the nation to pass an ordinance to protect residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation, later adding gender identity protections, and to have openly gay or lesbian elected officials; and


WHEREAS,                     the City of Ann Arbor continues to lead within the State of Michigan in working to advance equality and safety for LGBTQ+ people, including through robust nondiscrimination protections and a ban on the discredited practice of conversion “therapy”; and


WHEREAS,                     this year around the country, state legislatures have introduced and passed a record number of bills attacking LGBTQ+ people, especially transgender youth and their families and their ability to access the most basic needs of health care; and


WHEREAS,                      we recognize the diversity and many contributions of our LGBTQ+ residents and their families to the vibrancy, inclusivity, and vitality of the City of Ann Arbor.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christopher Taylor, do hereby proclaim June 2023 as Pride Month and affirm our City’s commitment to working against discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ people and ensuring that all LGBTQ+ people in the City of Ann Arbor have dignity, equality, and justice.


I hereby set my hand and seal

this 1st day of June 2023


Christopher Taylor

Mayor of the City of Ann Arbor