Solano Democrats Celebrate Pride Month



Solano Democratic Party
LGBTQ Pride Month, 2018


Whereas, forty-eight years ago, in June, 1969, a riot at a Manhattan gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, in retaliation to a police raid, precipitated the modern fight for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) rights, and

Whereas, because of acts of courage from those who demanded justice and from those who quietly pushed for progress, our Nation has made great strides in recognizing what these brave individuals long knew to be true in their hearts – that love is love and that no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character, and

Whereas, 2015’s landmark Supreme Court decision was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and therefore all couples, and

Whereas, for every partnership that was not previously recognized under the law and for every American who was denied their basic civil rights, this monumental ruling instilled newfound hope, affirming the belief that we are all freer when we are all treated as equals, and

Whereas, despite this extraordinary progress, LGBTQ Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they are, and there remains much work to do to extend the promise of our country to every American, and

Whereas, in memory of the 49 victims of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando it is ever more important that we continue to push for equality, protections and acceptance of LGBTQ people everywhere, and

Whereas, 2018 is the 20 th Anniversary of the LGBTQ Community coming together to show our pride in Solano County through service, and support that builds our community with two different organizations, Solano Pride and the Vallejo Gay Network, and

Whereas, during Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer Pride Month, as we wave our 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, and

Whereas, the Solano Democrats proudly stands with the LGBTQ community, and with all communities who struggle for basic rights, for acceptance, visibility, safety, acknowledgement, and equitability, in the quest for full equality under the law.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that, we the Solano Democratic Party do hereby proclaim June 2018 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/Queer Pride Month in Solano County.


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