City of Anaheim Proclaims June 2013 as “LGBT Pride Month”
Anaheim, CA — June is a significant month for LGBT history. The first Pride march in U.S. history occurred on June 28, 1970 to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place one year prior.
On five occasions, the President of the United States has officially declared a Pride Month. First, President Bill Clinton declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” on June 2, 2000. Then, in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, President Barack Obama declared June “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.”
Tonight, the City of Anaheim presented Orange County LGBT Pride with a proclamation, declaring June as “LGBT Pride Month” in the City of Anaheim. The City believes that adding LGBT Pride Month to the list “benefits the Council by affirming its support for causes that are important to the City,” as stated in theApril 30, 2013 Council Agenda Report.
“At this time of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month commemoration, may we collaboratively recognize equal justice under the law and a strengthening of the principles that make our nation great,” declared Anaheim City Council Member Jordan Brandman.
“We are truly honored to accept this proclamation on behalf of LGBT organizations throughout Orange County who have been working tirelessly to create a
sense of pride and community for LGBT people,” said Anna Barvir, President of Orange County LGBT Pride. “This year marks the 5th consecutive year that Orange County will celebrate Pride and we are thrilled by the City of Anaheim’s acknowledgment of our community and our collective efforts.” Continue to Full Article »