WHEREAS, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community of the City of St. Louis is a diverse community constituting an entire range of people; and
WHEREAS, the LGBT community of the City of St. Louis continues to seek positive change to eliminate sexism, racism, and prejudice of all types in the city; and
WHEREAS, the LGBT community has been pioneering in its efforts to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention and is compassionate and caring in its treatment of all those afflicted with this devastating disease; and
WHEREAS, the members of the LGBT community of the City of St. Louis are celebrating their history and progress at the annual PrideFest in Tower Grove Park; and
WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis congratulates the LGBT community of the City of St. Louis on celebrating its annual PrideFest and extends best wishes for a successful and enjoyable event.
Now, therefore, I, Francis G. Slay, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, do hereby proclaim June 25 through June 26, 2011, as:
"PRIDEFEST DAYS" IN THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the City of St. Louis, this 25th day of June A.D. 2011.