Pride stands for courage, it stands for justice, and most of all it stands for love. As we recall the trials the LGBTQ+ community has endured and celebrate the trailblazers who’ve bravely fought for equality, let us recommit to the work that remains. Happy Pride Month!— President Biden (@POTUS) June 1, 2021
The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June. The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights. pic.twitter.com/Xentlnr16E— U.S. in Holy See (@USinHolySee) June 1, 2021
Happy Pride! ???? pic.twitter.com/Z5KE3EOBEu— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) June 1, 2021
it’s that time of year yall, prepare accordingly. pic.twitter.com/hIQAhSJVH4— ? ? ? (@supermintendo) June 1, 2021
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Pride stands for moral and cultural degeneration.
Joe Biden didn’t even wait until Pride Month to wield his pen to push “trans women” in women’s sports and transgenderism in the military. He got that done in his first week in office in January.
The official policy of the Biden administration is that White children should be taught to hate themselves for being born White and “domestic extremists” should be purged from the military, BUT “trans girls” should be encouraged to join and to play in women’s sports. Joe Biden’s DHS Secretary has also redefined sex itself as a non-biological category. Even drag queens think that Joe Biden is going too far.
“The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality. Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity. This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.
The LGBTQ+ community in America has achieved remarkable progress since Stonewall. Historic Supreme Court rulings in recent years have struck down regressive laws, affirmed the right to marriage equality, and secured workplace protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in every State and Territory. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act broadened the definition of hate crimes to include crimes motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity. Members of the LGBTQ+ community now serve in nearly every level of public office — in city halls and State capitals, Governors’ mansions and the halls of the Congress, and throughout my Administration. Nearly 14 percent of my 1,500 agency appointees identify as LGBTQ+, and I am particularly honored by the service of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve in the Cabinet, and Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, the first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate. …”
Who says that Joe Biden can’t pick up his pen and wade into a deeply divisive and polarizing culture war issue that is a political albatross for Democrats? He was willing to spend his political capital on “trans” because the professional class wing of his party and corporate elites support it.
“President Biden on Tuesday issued a presidential proclamation recognizing June as Pride Month, vowing to fight for full equality for the L.G.B.T.Q. community to be codified into law.
The acknowledgment of Pride, a month defined for many in the L.G.B.T.Q. community by marches, parades and parties across the United States, also offered Mr. Biden his latest opportunity to contrast his own behavior and priorities with those of his predecessor in office.
Last year, Donald J. Trump steadfastly ignored Pride, refusing to acknowledge the celebration of many Americans nationwide with even a presidential tweet, overruling suggestions from several aides that he write one. Embassies overseas were told they were prohibited from flying the Pride flag. …”
A year ago, June 1 was one of the worst days of the George Floyd riots and Donald Trump had his hands full with all of the chaos. Donald Trump came out from his bunker and vowed to restore “law and order.” Trump was simply overwhelmed by the magnitude of the crisis.
“President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off pride month on Tuesday by touting their efforts to boost diversity in the military and to fly the gay pride flag at US outposts around the world.
Already some embassies and consulates are flying the signature rainbow flag.
‘The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June,’ wrote the embassy on Twitter with a picture of the flag on their building. ‘The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights.’
In a statement on Gay Pride Month, which begins June 1, Biden noted in his first weeks in office he signed several executive orders that expanded the definition of discrimination to include LGBTQ people and one that prohibits discrimination against transgender servicemembers, which over turned a Trump-era policy.
The president also noted his administration announced it will allow U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag, also over turning a Trump-era ban. …”
Last summer, the U.S. embassy in Seoul raised both during the George Floyd riots in defiance of Trump and had be told to take it down by the State Department.