Archive for June 3rd, 2009

(June 03) This Month we're celebrating . . .  LGBT Pride Month

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month
A month long celebration of Gay pride, culminating with parades and festivals across the nation (and globally) in celebration of the beginning of the (continuing) struggle for Gay and Lesbian rights with the Stonewall Riot June 28th, 1969.

This year President Obama has issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month! Read the Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, 2009.

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Update: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton releases statement recognizing June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. Read Secretary Clinton’s statement – In Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 2009.

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photo credit: via flickr pride flag Note: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is also know LGBT Pride Month, Lesbian and Gay Pride Month, and Gay Pride Month

Presidential Proclamation: June = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009


The White House has issued President Obama’s Proclamation declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Wow!

“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”

Full text of Presidential Proclamation – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (2009)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: In Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 2009

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a statement in recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month!

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State

Washington, DC
June 1, 2009

Forty years ago this month, the gay rights movement began with the Stonewall riots in New York City, as gays and lesbians demanded an end to the persecution they had long endured. Now, after decades of hard work, the fight has grown into a global movement to achieve a world in which all people live free from violence and fear, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

In honor of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and on behalf of the State Department, I extend our appreciation to the global LGBT community for its courage and determination during the past 40 years, and I offer our support for the significant work that still lies ahead.

At the State Department and throughout the Administration, we are grateful for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in Washington and around the world. They and their families make many sacrifices to serve our nation. Their contributions are vital to our efforts to establish stability, prosperity and peace worldwide.

Human rights are at the heart of those efforts. Gays and lesbians in many parts of the world live under constant threat of arrest, violence, even torture. The persecution of gays and lesbians is a violation of human rights and an affront to human decency, and it must end. As Secretary of State, I will advance a comprehensive human rights agenda that includes the elimination of violence and discrimination against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Though the road to full equality for LGBT Americans is long, the example set by those fighting for equal rights in the United States gives hope to men and women around the world who yearn for a better future for themselves and their loved ones.

This June, let us recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which all people can live in safety and freedom, no matter who they are or whom they love.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

(June 03) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Tailors Day

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

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National Tailors Day
Say thanks to your tailor today. Without him or her, your pants might never be hemmed.

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