Joe Biden recognizes Pride Month: What you need to know
The US President, Joe, Biden, today issued an official proclamation, recognizing June as Pride Month. He said in a statement, “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.”
In 2019, President Donald Trump became the first Republican President to acknowledge Pride Month, however, he did not issue an official proclamation.
Former President Barack Obama had issued an official proclamation to recognize June as the Pride Month every year during his tenure.
President Biden today also recognized the fact that almost 14% of his 1500 appointees to various government agencies identify themselves as LGBTQ+.
Pride Month was established by President Bill Clinton in 1999. He issued a proclaimation in 2000, however, President George W Bush declined to do so during his tenure, until Barack Obama did recognize it again.