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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: Kentucky Equality Federation Board of Directors

This petition was delivered to:
  • Kentucky House of Representatives
    Senior Representative Tom Burch
  • State Representative
    Jim Wayne
  • State Representative
    Ruth Palumbo
  • 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


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