The Minneapolis City Council passed a new resolution Friday declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender pride month for Minneapolis, according to city council meeting agenda.
"Minneapolis has a thriving LGBT community," the resolution said. "Sustaining and sustained by so many welcoming organizations, places of worship, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, events and more."
The resolution cited the city's long history of LGBT-friendly policies, including the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual oreintation and gender identity and its commitment to passing legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, which was signed by Gov. Mark Dayton last week.