White House Promotes "LGBT Pride"
Special Report - June 14, 2011
Homosexual activists and their allies are busy celebrating “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride” during the month of June, and the White House has been helping to promote the annual pro-homosexual event in various and unprecedented ways. The annual event for the homosexual community commemorates the June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, an event that many activists consider to be the launch of the homosexual rights movement. It is typically marked with “LGBT Pride” parades, festivals, and marches nationwide.
As in previous years, President Obama issued an official White House proclamation recognizing “LGBT Pride Month” for the third time since taking office. Additionally, the Obama administration has added a special LGBT resource page to the official White House website, which is described as “a tool to learn about how President Obama and his team are working to win the future for LGBT Americans.” The site includes a two-page list of President Obama’s accomplishments for the LGBT community, which includes signing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act of 2010” into law, expanding federal benefits for the same-sex partners of federal employees, calling for Congress to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as well as directing the Attorney General to cease defending Section 3 of DOMA against ongoing legal challenges, and signing the pro-homosexual “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act” into law, an act that expanded the definition of federal hate crimes to include crimes motivated by actual or perceived “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
Additionally, the White House hosted the nation’s first-ever “LGBT Youth Summit” on June 6 and 7. The two-day event, “Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth,” was hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, including Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings, former founder and executive director of the pro-homosexual group, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (or GLSEN). In a report of the summit, Ellen Kahn of the Human Rights Campaign, who attended the event, noted that, “Many of the federal agency representatives ‘came out’ as LGBT while speaking at the two-day meeting, and for someespecially those who have worked in Government positions for many yearsit was an emotional experience.”
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