With the hope that much of the GLBT community will address this issue as well as continue the discussion of the future of the Pride Parade, the Caucus would like to state for the record the following:
June is the historic date of Stonewall, since 1969 one of the most significant moments in the GLBT civil rights movement;
June of 2003 was also when the Lawrence and Garner vs. Texas case was announced, making that month particularly important to Houston;
Montrose is the historic heart of the Houston GLBT community and deserves that recognition;
Finally, for the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, a parade in September is directly in the middle of the political calendar and would be in direct competition with the demands on the caucus during that time of the year.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
What We’re Proud Of: The Caucus Opinion on Changing Pride
Tonight, during our monthly general meeting, the GLBT political Caucus unanimously voted to adopt the following statement regarding the proposed relocation and date change of Houston’s Pride parade and festival: