Mayor Gray issues proclamation honoring GLAA's 43rd anniversary

April 30, 2014


WHEREAS, the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC (GLAA) was founded in April 1971 to advance equal rights and social equality for lesbians and gay men living in the District of Columbia; and

WHEREAS, GLAA continues to fight to improve services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals; and

WHEREAS, GLAA has been an outspoken advocate for a safe and affirming educational environment for LGBT youth, has stoutly defended the District's comprehensive human rights law, has stood up for the rights of LGBT consumers, has been a leader in advancing the rights of same sex couples and their families, and has upheld the rights of transgender people including equal treatment by police and access to appropriate healthcare; and

WHEREAS, today, GLAA celebrates its 43rd anniversary and will recognize several individuals for their community service: Jerry Clark, Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr., and Alison Gill;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, do hereby send best wishes to the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC as they celebrate their 43rd anniversary.

Vincent C. Gray
Mayor, District of Columbia

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