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05/18/2021 02Ai Pride Month proclamationBUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDASTATEMENT Item No. A.i. For Meeting of: May 18, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Pride Month proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price, Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D Pride Month pros 4/27/2021 Cover Memo 2 CITT O F TAKIW x PROCLAWATION U&IRE.AS, the month of ,dune was designated Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred in ,dune of 1969 and are generally recognized as the catalyst of the LG'BTRights Movement; and `Gl'"XtERE.AS, "every individual is equal before and under the Caw and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the Caw without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex age, or mental or physical disability; and `WWERE.AS, 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 U WEUAS, `Yakima celebrates the history and diversity of our City s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non -binary community and promotes a society in which ad residents can live free from discrimination; and U EUAS, Pride month is an opportunity to celebrate this harmony in which we coexist, 9 OW,, T ERETORE, I, Patricia Byers, Mayor of the City of Takima and on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2021 as 'L GB TO (MAIDE 5W in the City of Yakima and encourage everyone to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, respect the rights of ad people, and to celebrate the great diversity of our city. Dated this 18th day of May, 2021 Patricia Byers, Mayor