At Full Council on Thursday (18 July) Hull Lib Dem councillors will be moving a motion to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings.
We're fortunate that Hull City Council does already show a great deal of support for Pride in Hull. But this motion will also reaffirm the Council's commitment to Pride in Hull (which is always a fantastic event), its commitment to celebrating and promoting LGBT+ rights, and its commitment to taking a stand against homophobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination and abuse aimed at the city’s LGBT+ community.
The Lib Dem motions reads:
This Council notes that Friday 28th June marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings, which saw lesbian and trans women of colour leading the resistance against police brutality towards New York’s LGBT+ communities after a raid at the Stonewall Inn.
Council further notes that the Stonewall uprisings led to the formation of an LGBT+ movement which, for the last fifty years, has sought to end discrimination and promote equality for LGBT+ people.
Council applauds the progress that has been made over the last fifty years to combat discrimination and stigma around LGBT+ rights, but recognises that more needs to be to done to overcome homophobia in all its forms and to assert the rights of all people to be treated equally regardless of sexuality or gender.
Council welcomes the decision by the Lord Mayor to make this year’s Pride in Hull celebration a civic event and endorses the positive message around inclusivity that this sends to residents in the city.
Council commits to promoting equality in Kingston-Upon-Hull at every opportunity; celebrating and supporting Hull’s LGBT+ community; and to take a stand against homophobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination and abuse aimed at the city’s LGBT+ community.