City Declares July LGBT Pride Month

Resolution coincides with SD Pride Parade this weekend

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    Cindy Barrymore

    July is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Pride Month, the city council declared Tuesday.

    The resolution was authored by Councilman Todd Gloria, who is vocal in his support for the LGBT community.

    Councilmembers approved the resolution, which coincides with San Diego's annual LGBT Pride celebration this weekend.

    "San Diego has been a trailblazing city with the current mayor, Jerry Sanders, leading a group of the nation’s mayors advocating for marriage equality," the resolution read, "and having a school system, San Diego Unified, institute a comprehensive anti-bullying policy making it the first and largest school district in the country to do so."

    In addition to the social benefits of hosting Pride, the resolution pointed to the monetary benefits of the annual event, with a reported $21 million going to local businesses each year.

    In the past year, San Diego has embraced several pro-LGBT fixtures, such as re-naming a street after politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, and approving Hillcrest's 65-foot  rainbow flag-pole. The flag will be raised on Friday at the intersection of University Ave. and Normal St.

    Click here for some events scheduled for the weekend.

     

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