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Presidential Proclamation on LGBT Month

Presidential Proclamation on LGBT Month

The President has presented a Presidential Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month. Read an excerpt from the press release below:

Presidential Proclamation–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month


From the White House, Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 31, 2011

Presidential Proclamation–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

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.

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