This is the first time in Pittsburgh history that Council has issued such a proclaimation for Pride Week. Last year, a similar proclaimation was made by the office of the Mayor. The resolution was introduced by Councilman Jimmy Ferlo and passed unanimously.


WHEREAS, during the month of June, "PRIDE" celebrations are held all across the country in recognition of the "Stonewall Riots," the birth of the modern gay liberation movement 23 years ago; and

WHEREAS, over the past two decades, the rich ethnic, social and cultural heritage of our City has been further enriched by the emergence of the gay/lesbian/bisexual community which has become more visible and active in creating and promoting rights and opportunities for sexual minorities as evidenced by the wide array of offerings in the areas of art, health care, law, the media, as well as professional, religious and social organizations listed in the 1992 Pittsburgh Pride Guide; and

WHEREAS, "Pride = Power" has been chosen as the theme for the lesbian, gay and bisexual pride celebrations that will take place throughout the country and in Pittsburgh from June 18-27, 1992; and

WHEREAS, Pittsburgh Pride Guide state PRIDE means using your rights and resources to fight back against discrimination and victimization as well as supporting and participating in your community events and organizations; and

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Pride Committee is sponsoring many events during Pride Week and, on June 27th, the Pride Parade will march from the Civic Arena to the Point and will be followed by a picnic and community festival on Prospect Drive in Schenley Park; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and salute PRIDE in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual community in Pittsburgh; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council does hereby proclaim Saturday, June 27, 1992, as "Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Pride Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

In Council Tuesday, June 23, 1992.

Jack Wagner President of Council