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Sun Jun 19, 2022, 10:09 AM

Biden Celebrates Pride Month Amid Attacks on LGBTQI+ Communities

President Joe Biden said he’s marking this year’s Pride month celebration with more than rainbows and decorations. On Wednesday, he signed an executive order aimed at combating bills opposed by LGBTQI+ communities that have been introduced in state legislatures across the country.

The administration says the new order takes steps to advance equality and address discrimination, including preventing so-called conversion therapy that seeks to change the sexual or gender identities of LGBTQI+ youth.

“Today, I'm about to sign an executive order that directs key federal agencies to protect our communities from those hateful attacks and advance equality for families," said Biden. "My order will use the full force of the federal government to prevent inhumane practices of conversion therapy. This is the first time the federal government is aiming a coordinated response against this dangerous, discredited practice.”

June is the month in the United States when LGBTQI+ communities celebrate their equality and increased visibility. Rainbows are seen as a symbol of the wide spectrum of human sexuality and gender identity.

https://www.voanews.com/a/biden-celebrates-pride-month-amid-attacks-on-lgbtqi-communities-/6619650.html


Text of President Biden's Executive Order on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/06/15/executive-order-on-advancing-equality-for-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer-and-intersex-individuals/



I love President Biden.

All of our Democratic party leaders need to start speaking out, and acting, against the rapid spread of violence and fascist terrorist threats of violence against LGBT+ in the United States.

First they came for the LGBT+....and?

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 10:22 AM

1. What's the "I" stand for?

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 10:33 AM

2. Intersex

What does intersex mean?

Intersex is a general term used for a variety of situations in which a person is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit the boxes of “female” or “male.” Sometimes doctors do surgeries on intersex babies and children to make their bodies fit binary ideas of “male” or “female”. Doctors always assign intersex babies a legal sex (male or female, in most states), but, just like with non-intersex people, that doesn’t mean that’s the gender identity they’ll grow up to have. This brings up questions about whether or not it’s OK to do medical procedures on children’s bodies when it’s not needed for their health.

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/gender-identity/sex-gender-identity/whats-intersex

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 01:06 PM

3. Thanks

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:24 PM

4. Thank goodness this man is our president, especially during these times

 

I have nothing but admiration, love and gratitude for him, especially when he speaks up and makes it clear he is indeed a strong ally.

Thank you, President Biden.

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