Mayor Bach - Issue proclamation for Colorado Springs PrideFest
  • Petitioned Brandy Williams

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City Councilor
Brandy Williams
Steve Bach
Mayor of Colorado Springs
Steve Bach
City Councilor
Jan Martin
Budget Manager
Lisa Bigelow
City Councilor
Scott Hente
City Manager
Steven Cox
City Councilor
Lisa Czelatdko
City Councilor
Tim Leigh
City Councilor
Angela Dougan
City Councilor
Merv Bennett
City Councilor
Val Snider
City Councilor
William B. (Bernie) Herpin Jr.

Mayor Bach - Issue proclamation for Colorado Springs PrideFest

    1. Andy Szekeres
    2. Petition by

      Andy Szekeres

      Denver, CO

 

Colorado's second-largest city (population 380,000), Colorado Springs is just an hour or so south of Denver and has a quite conservative reputation compared with the state capital and many other parts of the state. Indeed, this city edging the Rockies is home to a number of conservative religious and political groups, including the infamously homophobic Focus on the Family and the New Life Church. 

The city's pride Center is hosting Colorado Springs Gay Pride it's 21st anniversay on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, 2011. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette The Mayor has rejected to issue a PrideFest Proclamation!- 

Mayor rejects request to issue proclamation for PrideFest - City Desk

 

 

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Councilman Bernie Herpin responds -

      Andy Szekeres
      Petition Organizer

      "I can't support an event that openly supports the homosexual lifestyle in public displays of their sexuality just as I would not support such a heterosexual event that included a public display of their sexuality."

    3. Council turns down PrideFest proclamation

      Andy Szekeres
      Petition Organizer

      A proposed City Council proclamation in support of PrideFest is kaput.

      Council President Scott Hente and President Pro Tem Jan Martin polled their colleagues and found they didn’t have enough votes to pass a proclamation.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Council may step in with proclamation on gay pride event

      Andy Szekeres
      Petition Organizer

      The leaders of the City Council say they’re willing to issue a proclamation in support of a gay pride celebration in Colorado Springs next month even if Mayor Steve Bach won’t. - Council President Scott Hente

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. Lisa Czelatdko District 3 City Council Member- Replies

      Andy Szekeres
      Petition Organizer

      Andy, what does a proclamation for an event actually mean anyway? I really want to know because I just don't get the significance of these proclamations. Please explain your feelings, Lisa

      Sincerely, Lisa Czelatdko

    8. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jenny Stevenson COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      Straight, happily married, mom of four, educator, Christian, tax paying, good citizen of the Springs, registered voter... The LGBT label might exclude me (unless it's changed it to LGBTS) but count me in on the support of changes to ensure rights and happiness for ALL!

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    • Katherine Reed MANITOU SPRINGS, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      The "separation of church and state", one of the most important beliefs of the signers of our constitution, is dead in Colorado Springs and many other places in this country. The unfortunate bigotry, hatred, and ignorance of a great many "Christians" is holding us all back from achieving a nation that is truly free, truly united, and truly a place of peace. I don't think this is what Jesus had in mind!

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    • Betsy Parsons SOUTH PORTLAND, ME
      • over 3 years ago

      Mayor Bach, you can use the power of your position to help prevent violence in your community by affirming the presence of LGBT citizens in Colorado Springs and showing solidarity with them. This takes permission away from harassers. Here in Portland, Maine, our straight-identified mayor AND our straight-identified police chief actually served as the GRAND MARSHALS of the Southern Maine PRIDE Parade. They had a fabulous time, were adored by all, and sent a powerful message to those would would hate and hurt. These leaders used the power of their positions to make our community and our state safer. You can do likewise. I hope you will begin by issuing a proclamation in honor of Pridefest.

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    • Robert Pinkham CASTLE ROCK, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      The Colorado Spring Gay Pride event is much more than the 5 sec clips that are shown on TV. It is an opportunity for the LGBT community to come together and enjoy the support of the community. Doing what is right can be very hard, but this one is simple. As one of many Straight Allies, I ask you to please reconsider and issue the proclamation for PrideFest.

      Thank you or your consideration,

      Bob Pinkham

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    • Dena Gross HUDSON, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      What about Gay rights?????????????? We give rights to everyone else. Stop being a jerk and let them celebrate

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