Obama again declares June ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month’

President Barack Obama has proclaimed June 2011 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.”

Painting the LGBT experience as the “story about the struggle to realize that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law,” Obama highlighted the steps his administration has taken for gay rights, including passing the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” legislation and giving the LGBT community more access to federal housing programs.

Obama made the same proclamation in June 2010, picking up where President Bill Clinton left off in 2000, when he marked the month “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.”

President George W. Bush angered many gay rights activists by saying no to the June celebration, and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft’s Justice Department barred a group of employees from celebrating the month.

June was chosen in honor the 1969 Greenwich Village riots at the Stonewall Inn where gay rights advocates clashed with New York City police over alleged discrimination.

Obama noted his administration’s efforts to prevent bullying, especially of gay people, and to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS virus within LGBT circles.

The gay community does not, however, have the month to themselves. Obama also proclaimed June “National Caribbean-American Heritage Month,” “African-American Music Appreciation Month” and “Great Outdoors Month.”

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  • conservababe

    Figures that June, the traditional month of marriage (which is the foundation of family), would be turned upside down in an attempt to suit the forces that seek to destroy both marriage and family.

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  • ChevyHHR2009

    What’s next, National Pedophile week?

  • BrickTexan

    The homosexal is an abomination and president Omammy shows his contempt for the Lord by glorifying the evil and perverted all the while trying to destroy white Christians

    • conservababe

      No no, homosexual BEHAVIOR is an abomination, not the individual, who was expressly created by God, in His image, and for His glory.
      “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” It is very important, therefore, to disagree without hatred.

      Never forget that those we disagree with are still our siblings in Christ, and that our own faith is God’s gift that He chose to give to us, not something we can take credit for having. If it wasn’t for God’s grace, we’d be right there with our fallen brothers. Anyway, my intention is not to lecture, but simply to remind believers—even in these emotionally charged political times—to hate the sin, love the sinner :)

  • MPMadison

    My guess is he’s planning to take the family to Montego Bay along with some of his gay buddies from Chicago to listen to some reggae music on the beach and needs cover. (Just ask the boyz from boyztown in Chicago about his ‘activities’ while he lived there. Hillbuzz.org)

  • deadonred

    OK, so June is LGBLT month or something. What exactly am I supposed to do?