President Biden Issues Official Proclamation Recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Christian Headlines - On Tuesday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation in recognition of Pride Month, which is held in June to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community.
Biden began by highlighting how the push for LGBTQ+ rights has grown since the 1969 Stonewall riots, where members of the gay community fought back against cops who raided The Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York City. The incident has since motivated people to fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.
In Tuesday’s proclamation, which Biden declared as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month”, called on Americans to “recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America” and “reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.”
Biden noted that the LGBTQ+ community has “achieved remarkable progress” since the Stonewall riots, including securing “workplace protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in every State and Territory” and the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage.
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