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.
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