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Posted on 06/06/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Administration Holds LGBT Youth Summit Govt Has Finally Come Out of the Closet, Official Says Monday, June 06, 2011 By Penny Starr
(CNSNews.com) Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the first Federal LGBT Youth Summit on Monday after being introduced by a homosexual on her staff, who said the secretary gets us and is tireless in her support of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender youth.
Your federal government has finally come out of the closet in support of LGBT youth, said Pam Hyde, HHS administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
Its great to see so many young faces out there, all gay and proud, Hyde said.
Sebelius congratulated the teens and 20-somethings for attending the summit and said the goal of the summit was to really tackle the issues facing the LGBT youth in our country.
The LGBT Youth Summit was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is being held at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. on June 6 and 7.
Since President Obama took office in January 2009 he has led a commitment, shared by all those in his administration, to make sure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans have a chance to reach their full potential, Sebelius said.
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Unfortunately, that is totally believable.
dividing and conquering our nation via Saul Alinsky's directives.
I really, really hate these people. They have absolutely no right to do this.
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What is there to say when the Federal government backs perversion? Fight for 2012!
Oh well, I must give Ohomo credit... he is CONSISTENT. There is not question he has some “affinity” for these perverts. I believe it’s more than just votes... Who knows what this monkey is hiding... Who knows...
lives are being ruined. lives will end in suicide in middle age because of this tragic ignorance, others will die painful deaths from disease.
Even LGBT Youth need jobs....Obama can suck up to every political group in the USA...it will still come down to JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS....no jobs no win...done...
sick to death of these sick perverts, this is disgusting and will the GOP finally grow a pair and say something?
Nah course not because the media might call them nasty names or have no life homostapo perverts knocking at their door.
The slippery slope has been greased.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 31, 2011
Presidential Proclamation—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month
The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union. It is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law. Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought to achieve this promise for LGBT Americans, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Since taking office, my Administration has made significant progress towards achieving equality for LGBT Americans. Last December, I was proud to sign the repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. With this repeal, gay and lesbian Americans will be able to serve openly in our Armed Forces for the first time in our Nation’s history. Our national security will be strengthened and the heroic contributions these Americans make to our military, and have made throughout our history, will be fully recognized.
My Administration has also taken steps to eliminate discrimination against LGBT Americans in Federal housing programs and to give LGBT Americans the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital. We have made clear through executive branch nondiscrimination policies that discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the Federal workplace will not be tolerated. I have continued to nominate and appoint highly qualified, openly LGBT individuals to executive branch and judicial positions. Because we recognize that LGBT rights are human rights, my Administration stands with advocates of equality around the world in leading the fight against pernicious laws targeting LGBT persons and malicious attempts to exclude LGBT organizations from full participation in the international system. We led a global campaign to ensure “sexual orientation” was included in the United Nations resolution on extrajudicial execution — the only United Nations resolution that specifically mentions LGBT people — to send the unequivocal message that no matter where it occurs, state-sanctioned killing of gays and lesbians is indefensible. No one should be harmed because of who they are or who they love, and my Administration has mobilized unprecedented public commitments from countries around the world to join in the fight against hate and homophobia.
At home, we are working to address and eliminate violence against LGBT individuals through our enforcement and implementation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. We are also working to reduce the threat of bullying against young people, including LGBT youth. My Administration is actively engaged with educators and community leaders across America to reduce violence and discrimination in schools. To help dispel the myth that bullying is a harmless or inevitable part of growing up, the First Lady and I hosted the first White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in March. Many senior Administration officials have also joined me in reaching out to LGBT youth who have been bullied by recording “It Gets Better” video messages to assure them they are not alone.
This month also marks the 30th anniversary of the emergence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has had a profound impact on the LGBT community. Though we have made strides in combating this devastating disease, more work remains to be done, and I am committed to expanding access to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Last year, I announced the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. This strategy focuses on combinations of evidence-based approaches to decrease new HIV infections in high risk communities, improve care for people living with HIV/AIDS, and reduce health disparities. My Administration also increased domestic HIV/AIDS funding to support the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and HIV prevention, and to invest in HIV/AIDS-related research. However, government cannot take on this disease alone. This landmark anniversary is an opportunity for the LGBT community and allies to recommit to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and continuing the fight against this deadly pandemic.
Every generation of Americans has brought our Nation closer to fulfilling its promise of equality. While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBT Americans remind us that history is on our side, and that the American people will never stop striving toward liberty and justice for all.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2011 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
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“U.S. Department of Education to Host LGBT Youth Summit in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to give remarks”
SNIPPET: “Event Date 1: June 06, 2011 08:30 am - 10:30 am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Departments first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth summit at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two-day summit, Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth, will take place Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7. Duncan will highlight the administrations commitment to ensuring equal access to education for LGBT students as it does for all students. He also will discuss the Departments Office for Civil Rights recently released guidance on the protection against harassment in an education setting based on gender, which includes gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender individuals. The guidance, which was sent to schools, colleges and universities in a Dear Colleague letter, explains educators legal obligations to protect students from harassment based on racial and national origin, gender and disability.
On Monday, June 6, at 8:30 a.m., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administrator Pam Hyde will introduce HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who will give opening remarks. Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Educations Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will introduce Duncan on Tuesday, June 7.
LGBT youths are a uniquely vulnerable population in Americas schools. Because they suffer at a higher rate than many of their peer groups from physical violence, bullying, anxiety and depression, LGBT youths are more prone to exhibit high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, sexual risk-taking and running away from home. The summit, hosted by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will bring together students, educators, administrators, and heads of federal and nonprofit agencies to provide information and seek solutions to these issues.
Note: Reporters will only be allowed to cover general sessions, not breakout groups.
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
What : Remarks at the U.S. Department of Educations first-ever LGBT youth summit
When : 8:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Where : Washington Court Hotel
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