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File #: 2010-0598    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 6/8/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2010
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend The Delta Foundation and the Pridefest Committee for their commitment to promote unity and visibility for the GLBT Community and for their diligent work in promoting awareness and support in the Pittsburgh region; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare June 4 - June 13, 2010, to be “PITTSBURGH PRIDE WEEK” in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Douglas Shields, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. SHIELDS
Attachments: 1. 2010-0598.doc
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WHEREAS, the mission of the Pridefest Committee and The Delta Foundation is to produce events that promote unity, visibility, and self-esteem among the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community of Pittsburgh and to promote awareness, acceptance and equality throughout the Pittsburgh and Tri-State region; and,

WHEREAS, the Pridefest Committee and The Delta Foundation are building on Pridefest , once just a march organized after the New York City Stonewall Riots of 1969;and,

WHEREAS, Pridefest was previously a one day event consisting of a parade and a festival in Pittsburgh but now is a week-long celebration, promoting unity within our community through Partnered Events; and,

WHEREAS, for-profits and non-profits such as Highmark BC/BS, Comcast, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, Images, WQED, Coors Brewing, Jim Beam, 5?0I, Grindr, Barefoot Wines, Club Pittsburgh, Que Pittsburgh, WYEP, Pittsburgh's Out, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Macy*s, Pittsburgh Opera, Three Rivers Arts Festival, ID Lubricants, PNC, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hardline, Google, Trib Total Media, There Video, PERSAD, Pegasus, 941 Tilden, Eagle Pittsburgh, Banner Coin Exchange, ONE Church, Planned Parent of Western Pennsylvania, WTAE-TV, Zipcar, VisitPittsburgh, and the City of Pittsburgh have joined together to sponsor a series of events to provide reasons for everyone to come together and celebrate our differences ; and,

WHEREAS, Pittsburgh Pride Week will consist of Pride in the Street, a street party the night before Pridefest, featuring R&B artist Deborah Cox, Pride March, and the day-long PrideFest which includes a parade and festival, SPLASH!, the PubCrawl, and more;

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend The Delta Foundation and the Pridefest Committee for their commitment to promote unity and visibility for the GLBT Community and for their diligent work in promoting awareness and support in ...

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