Skip to comments.LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 [PROCLAMATION]
Posted on 06/01/2009 10:21:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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THE BRIEFING ROOM
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary
___________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 1, 2009
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.
LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country's response to the HIV pandemic.
Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration -- in both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.
The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.
My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.
These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
Which month is Straight, Christian, White Guy Pride month?
Celebrating a mental disorder, promiscuity, a high rate of sexually transmitted diseases, increased alcohol and drug dependency, and depression.
Will the President have Larry Sinclair over to the White House to celebrate?
Obama is one of the most EVIL persons EVER—to reside in this country.
I STILL say he is the Antichrist...ignore the national day of prayer—and BEGIN “national LGBT pride month!!
Now if he narrows it down to hot lesbians month, we can talk.
I am so proud of our country right now (sarc). We must really look tough to all our enemies.
Honestly, what are you supposed to do for a PRIDE MONTH? Do we sit around an weep proudly for all the homos? What does it even mean?
Poofter in chief!
This is the future, multiplied exponentially.
I PRAY...PRAY PRAY..that somehow this article is satire...
This is the White House web site:
This is the proclamation link:
How did I know you were going to say that?
A bunch of people demonstrating “their glory is in their shame.” (Philippians 3:19)
“A bunch of people demonstrating their glory is in their shame. (Philippians 3:19)”
Yes, and we can now only expect to see a further distancing of the protecting, gracious hand of God from the affairs of our nation; we will be in ever-increasing jeopardy. And that is even if God doesn’t strike the nation outright, which is what I also expect to see.
Yes it is puzzling. What are homosexuals proud about -- what they do in the bedroom? I thought the government was supposed to stay out of peoples bedrooms. Isn't that what homosexuals have demanded all of these years? Now we are supposed to salute their perverse behavior at government behest.
Events in our country are starting to slowly spiral out of control. This latest outrage from our "government" is speeding them along even faster. Normal folks in America will never tolerate being forced to "honor" people they consider disgraceful and profoundly disturbed and immoral.
MANY (Well perhaps a few) of his supporters will not like this at all. The sheeple would follow the brown clown off a cliff.
Absolutely mind-boggling that this country has sunk to the level that its chief executive should utter such filth!
and I thought today’s press release would be an expression of outrage over the slaughter of soldiers at a recruitment office by a hispanic muslim felon. silly me.
...Slouching towards Gomorrah.
I refuse to allow my birth-month to be “Sexual Deviant Month”, I refuse!
Just for reference so_real, I never joke and I don’t post satire.
Plus, I always link to the source.
Is this one of Obumma’s agendas?
Oh my heart bleeds for you straight America!
I’m waiting for Dumbass Halfrican American Communist Month.
I meant no offense, Cindy. Lately I’ve been fooled by satire quite a bit on FR ... because with this current administration it is all so ridiculously believable. This item, more than any of the others, shocked me. I do appreciate your getting the word out; this is the first I’ve seen of it. Believe me, I’ll be sharing this in the morning.
No offense taken so_real.
Yes, I encourage everyone to go to their local, state, and federal leadership sites on a regular basis. It often makes for interesting reading.
Opps, spit my breakfast coffee out on that one!!! :^D
Aw... get off the fence! :^D
Unreal - if Obama hadn’t told us he is Christian, it would be very difficult to believe. Jesus said we could judge people according to the fruit they produce. IOW, don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do. Obama’s actions speak volumes.
obama is pure evil, but I think the Antichrist would be smarter. The thug in our White House is that way by choice, not by destiny.
Whenever I see him walking around on tv, I think he is gay. He’s got this girly motion to his walk.
that’s the 30 days you’ll get in jail for being a “racist” and even suggesting such a thing!
The saddest part of all this is the high percentage of those that voted for him still have no clue that we have an evil man in the White House....
I think the Biblical Tribulation is drawing near.
"Woe to them who call good evil and evil good."
God have mercy upon America and deliver us from this evil, in Jesus name amen.
You have to be careful on these pages of being accused of believing “God is wispering in your ear” telling you when he will have mercy or not have mercy, and upon whom.
There are many people here who think the Scriptures are either silent, or are of no more value that the Car Trader rag where it regards morality, God’s protection, judgment, nations, history, Christian tradition, and so forth.
But you are absolutely correct, and I join you in your prayer to our Lord for His mercies. Amen!
Unreal - if Obama hadnt told us he is Christian, it would be very difficult to believe.
That’s because he’s not one.
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Thanks for the heads up but God isn’t “wispering in my ear,” I just stated reality i.e. the truth; this proclamation is nothing less than government sanctioned wickedness. And God will judge us as a nation because of it.
They used to do this crap when I was in college.. They would declare that anyone wearing jeans or a white shirt as showing support for gays.. but of course they would announce it at like 9am, when the paper would come out and by then, most students would already be on campus.
I had an inside with the printer, so I was prepared with khakis and a black shirt.
My link at post 40 shows Stonewall, National Action Network, Hotlap dance and Voter March all financially connected. Hotlap Dance (Lou Posner) info is towards the end of the thread.
I’ll take the White House declaration as a thank you to his backers.
“Thanks for the heads up but God isnt wispering in my ear, I just stated reality i.e. the truth; this proclamation is nothing less than government sanctioned wickedness. And God will judge us as a nation because of it.”
Someone just posted that we are “all on the same list a Dick Cheney” no matter how “pious” we are. I don’t know what list he was talking about.
Mr. Cheney, supporting Federalism (I am a Federalist), went on to say that anyone should have the freedom to enter into ANY kind of relationship or union they wish. The subject was sodomite “marriage.” So it is OK with Mr. Cheney if all 50 states decide to allow sodomite “marriage.”
My point in my article was that we have a host of “conservatives” in economics and military matters who don’t understand that God sees, expects, and judges on the entire Book of standards for man. This ROARS from the pages of Scripture; and God doesn’t protect Free Enterprise just for the sake of Free Enterprise. Nor will he protect or blesss a nation just because it practices “Free Enterprise.”
I firmly believe in Free Enterprise. But I believe that conservatives must believe much more than that if they want God’s mercies and blessings on our beloved Nation. God believes in much more than that!
We certainly have Free Enterprise in Detroit and on Wall Street now, don’t we! —sarc.
Why is the nation slipping into fascist principles of managing industry and the economy? (Rhetorical question - not aimed at you, but at those who don’t see God in this picture.) The smartest and most capable thinkers in economics don’t seem to be able to find either a reason this is happening or how to reverse it before it destroys our Free Enterprise system entirely.
I believe that God is already withdrawing His Hand of protection — No, not totally withdrawn, but receding. The answer is a spiritual Revival; economics is secondary now in the rescue of the country.
If the conservative intelligencia will keep working on the economics, they should. But ultimately they will fail unless the nation — large segments of the American people “Turn their eyes upon Jesus.”
Economics doesn’t provide a Saviour; God has provided the Saviour. Too many conservatives hope for us to just ignore this.
I’m just glad to see him finally breaking away from his recent obsession with monor trivialities like the failing economy, the wars in the Middle East and N. Korea having the bomb; and getting around to handling the serious business “the people” elected him to take care of.
Don't get me wrong, that murder SHOULD be condemned, but I found it bizarre that the president himself would make a "statement" about a local murder in Kansas but choose to remain silent about the murder of a military recruiter.
Well, our dear leader/ruler was praised for being such an outstanding campaigner, but he has no experience in running anything so much as a popsicle stand. So he is doing what he knows how to do, campaign. We will have 3 1/2 years or just campaigning, not governing or actually paying any attention to the real problems this country is facing. Thanks state controlled media, we now have a full time circus act while the lions are loose and hungry.
Thanks for the link Calpernia.
It was a bar that was operating in violation of the established liquor laws. It led to a pink riot that lasted for days.
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