Mayor Emanuel's proclamation of June 2011 as Pride Month in Chicago

Wed. May 18, 2011 5:32 PM by News Staff

Chicago, IL - Just two days after being sworn-in as mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday issued a proclamation for LGBT Pride Month in Chicago.

It reads:

"WHEREAS, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities of Chicago have organized numerous workshops, sporting events, receptions, festivals, concerts, plays, dances, and other activities to celebrate Pride Month; and

"WHEREAS, the 42nd Annual Pride Parade, one of the major events of the month, will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011, bringing together an estimated 450,000 people; and

"WHEREAS, Chicago's diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities have contributed significantly to the quality of life in Chicago;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim June 2011 to be PRIDE MONTH in CHICAGO, and encourage all Chicagoans to recognize the many contributions the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities have made to our city."

The letter is dated May 17, 2011.

The Pride Proclamation was established by former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who retired after 22 years of service to Chicago.

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