01-0561R

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER PRIDE FESTIVAL DAYS, AUGUST 31 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2001.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

        WHEREAS, Duluth is richly endowed with a great diversity of people, cultures and lifestyles; and

        WHEREAS, the strength of a democratic society must be based upon equal participation without prejudice of all people in social, economic, and political activities of the community; and

        WHEREAS, members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community have made significant contributions toward the enhancement of our quality of life through active involvement in social, economic, and political activities of the community;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Duluth city council hereby expresses its support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Festival Days, August 31 through September 3, 2001.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution expresses support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Festival Days, which occur August 31 through September 3, 2001.