Monday, June 01, 2009

Pride Month

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.
[Emphasis mine]

You may read the entire declaration chez Susan Russell

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

A good start.

David said...

You wear the rainbow beautifully
you living blessing



Paul said...

We used to have a flag pole in our home in El Cerrito. I collect flags and have flags of 29 nations, a few states, plus miscellaneous ones like the rainbow, the Italian peace flag, and the flag of TEC. I will eventually get one installed here so I can enjoy flapping colorful fabric against the sky once more.

susan s. said...

Great picture!

IT said...

El Cerrito, CA? I went to high school there...

As for the president, talk is cheap, and he didn't really say much.

Paul said...

Yes, IT, zip 94530 itself. When we moved to the Bay Area we lived in Albany from 1981 to 1991, then El Cerrito until I moved to Hercules in 2002.

Yes, Obama has a loooooong way to go on LGBT issues and it has not been impressive to date. Let's consider him a work in progress.