Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Urge Congress to Support the Stonewall Resolution

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is urging us to support The Stonewall Resolution, also known as H.R. 433 which was introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank, and Jared Polis.

The Stonewall Inn, a popular LGBT bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, was raided by police in late June 1969. The resulting protests were a vivid demonstration by LGBT people of their resolve to publicly resist government harassment and discrimination. These actions, collectively referred to as “Stonewall,” helped inspire unprecedented activism for LGBT rights and fair treatment. For these reasons, Stonewall occupies a rightful place in the history of the LGBT community, and of the nation as a whole.

H.R. 433 pays homage to this history and, appropriately, recognizes both how far we’ve come as a community and the work that remains to be done.

We are urging our supporters to contact their Congressional representatives and asking them to co-sponsor this resolution. Please call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121. Ask to be connected to your Representative's office.

1 comment:

Gay Rights said...

Support of this resolution is quite important. I hope it is passed because just like Blacks, Jews, veterans and other special groups, we deserve to have our historic sites preserved as well. People need to always remember how gays and lesbians have been treated in the past, and indeed are treated now, because as they say, thos that ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

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