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The Honorable Steve Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

The gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community contribute enormously to the Commonwealth's economy yet our struggles are not recognized.

I respectfully request that you follow the example of California Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. President Obama in recognizing June as LGBTI history or pride here in the Commonwealth.

California Governor Brown called June 28, 1969 a “historic turning point” — a day when LGBT citizens in New York City resisted police harassment stemming from discriminatory laws during the Stonewall Riots. He noted that “California has been a leader in advancing the rights of its LGBT citizens.”

Kentucky has also been at the forefront of civil rights also, being the first state in the South or Midwest to issue a Civil Rights Act.

"Though additional progress must be made in the Commonwealth to achieve equality, it is proper and important to recognize and celebrate the substantial and important gains that have been achieved and the contribution the LGBTI community make." - Kentucky Equality Federation Founder Jordan Palmer

cc: Josh Koch, President
cc: Kentucky Equality Federation Board of Directors

Letter to
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Tom Burch
State Representative Jim Wayne
State Representative Ruth Palumbo
and 30 others
State Representative Jonathan Shell
State Representative Darryl Owens
State Representative Joni Jenkins
State Representative Larry Clark
State Representative Rocky Adkins
State Representative John Tilley
State Representative Kelly Flood
State Senator Kathy Stein
State Representative Gregory Stumbo
State Representative Rita Smart
Kentucky State House
Kentucky State Senate
State Representative Mary Marzian
State Representative Thomas Burch
State Representative Jimmie Lee
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Governor Governor's Communications Office
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Ruth Ann Palumbo
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Susan Westrom
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Mary Lou Marzian
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Kelly Flood
Kentucky Equality Federation Board of Directors
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Governor Governor's Director of Scheduling
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Governor Governor's Chief of Staff
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Governor Governor's Personal Assistant
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Governor Governor's Director of Constituent Services
State Senator Sara Gregory
State Representative Tim Couch
State Representative Reginald Meeks
State Representative Jody Richards
Kentucky Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Honorable Steve Beshear, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Kentucky Governor Beshear Declare June LGBTI Pride/History Month

The Honorable Steve Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

The gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community contribute enormously to the Commonwealth's economy yet our struggles are not recognized.

I respectfully request that you follow the example of California Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. President Obama in recognizing June as LGBTI history or pride here in the Commonwealth.

California Governor Brown called June 28, 1969 a “historic turning point” — a day when LGBT citizens in New York City resisted police harassment stemming from discriminatory laws during the Stonewall Riots. He noted that “California has been a leader in advancing the rights of its LGBT citizens.”

Kentucky has also been at the forefront of civil rights also, being the first state in the South or Midwest to issue a Civil Rights Act.

"Though additional progress must be made in the Commonwealth to achieve equality, it is proper and important to recognize and celebrate the substantial and important gains that have been achieved and the contribution the LGBTI community make." - Kentucky Equality Federation Founder Jordan Palmer

cc: Josh Koch, President
cc: Jordan Palmer, Founder & Immediate Past President
cc: Todd H. Melton, Jr., Interim Chairman of the Board
cc: Kentucky Equality Federation Board of Directors
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Sincerely,