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Record No: Res 31660    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/25/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION expressing The City of Seattle's fervent support for the designation of the area around the Stonewall Inn as a National Monument to be administered under the purview of the National Parks Service.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed_Resn_31660.pdf, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION expressing The City of Seattle's fervent support for the designation of the area around the Stonewall Inn as a National Monument to be administered under the purview of the National Parks Service.
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WHEREAS, on June 28, 1969, riots broke out at the Stonewall Inn after a police raid meant to identify and penalize people for homosexual and gender non-conforming activity, resulting in days of rioting and protesting against the violent persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer residents of New York City as well as the United States of America as a whole; and
WHEREAS, these riots were a major catalyst to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights movement, bringing it to the fore of the American consciousness; and
WHEREAS, countless individuals present at the Stonewall riots as well as protests around the nation, including in Seattle, risked their safety, lives, and livelihoods in the effort to gain acceptance in their communities; and
WHEREAS, many lives were lost and continue to be lost in the violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle has also borne witness to attitudes and crimes of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer residents; and
WHEREAS, the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights is a crucial part of our national history; and
WHEREAS, our beloved National Monuments provide effective means of commemoration and education to the population at large and to all who visit our nation; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle prides itself on standing in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights pioneers, past and present, and supporting safety and tolerance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities; NOW, TH...

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