Obama Declares June LGBT Pride Month-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
President Obama has declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.
It’s true that President Obama issued a proclamation declaring June 2016 LGBT Pride Month.
Obama issued a presidential proclamation on May 31, 2016, that declared June 2016 LGBT Pride month and called on “the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.”
The presidential proclamation state, in part:
Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth. The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society. They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment — under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics. This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice.
Last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines. For every partnership that was not previously recognized under the law and for every American who was denied their basic civil rights, this monumental ruling instilled newfound hope, affirming the belief that we are all more free when we are treated as equals.
And this wasn’t the first time President Obama has declared June LGBT Pride month, either. The president also declared June 2015 LGBT Pride month through a presidential proclamation issued in May 2015.
Did Obama declare June LGBT month?