This week there was a local historical reference on the legislative record that's worth a peek for those who didn't see it yet.
Backstory . . .
The Stonewall riots (also known as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Patrons of the Stonewall, other Village lesbian and gay bars, and neighborhood street people fought back when the police became violent. The riots are widely considered a watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and the twentieth-century fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
And so . . . A resolution unanimously approved by Mayor & Council starts this way . . .
"WHEREAS, the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement and call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all;"
Local activist making a push to join the county Justice Horn celebrated the recent 12th & Oak declarations.
In a historic first, the City of Kansas City and Jackson County have proclaimed June “Pride Month” through a Kansas City Resolution and a Jackson County Executive Proclamation on the same day! 🏳️🌈
A huge thank you to everyone who made this moment of visibility, representation, and empowerment happen for the community here in Kansas City and throughout Jackson County! Happy Pride y’all! 🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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