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Joe Biden recognizes Pride Month: What you need to know

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  • 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.

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