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Obama Proclaims June As LGBT Pride Month

In his proclamation, the president wrote:

"This year, we celebrate LGBT Pride Month at a moment of great hope and progress, recognizing that more needs to be done. Support for LGBT equality is growing, led by a generation which understands that, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." In the past year, for the first time, voters in multiple States affirmed marriage equality for same-sex couples. State and local governments have taken important steps to provide much-needed protections for transgender Americans.

My Administration is a proud partner in the journey toward LGBT equality. We extended hate crimes protections to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender identity and repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." We lifted the HIV entry ban and ensured hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients. Together, we have investigated and addressed pervasive bullying faced by LGBT students, prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Federal housing, and extended benefits for same-sex domestic partners. Earlier this year, I signed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the implementation of any VAWA-funded program. And because LGBT rights are human rights, my Administration is implementing the first-ever Federal strategy to advance equality for LGBT people around the world.



FYI, This is Posted in the Barack Obama Group

Garden Party~ First Lady Michelle and Students in the WH Kitchen Garden.. Harvesting Veggies. Yumm!

First lady Michelle Obama offers a sniff of fennel to a student from Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy in Knox County, Tennessee, while harvesting and cooking vegetables from the White House Kitchen Garden. The first lady was joined by students from Somerville, Massachusettes, Knox County, Tennessee, Milton, Vermont, Washington, DC and Union Beach and Ship Bottom, New Jersey.

Let's Move! ✔ @letsmove

The kids who harvested got to see Marine 1 land. They were super excited and POTUS shook each one of their hands!
pic.twitter.com/9IBRaH7jJP11:16 AM - 28 May 2013

Looks like Pizza to me!

I love Michelle's Garden and her ongoing energy to teach kids about the benefits of growing your own Vegetables and Herbs.


Thanks Chips! http://theobamadiary.com/2013/05/28/garden-party-3/

Pres Obama, Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallin, and Principle of Plaza Towers Elementary School, Amy Simpson

…. with Gov. Mary Fallin

President Barack Obama hugs Amy Simpson, principal of Plaza Towers Elementary School, outside what remains of the school following last week’s tornado in Moore, Okla., May 26 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama wipes away tears after speaking with Amy Simpson

What we say about "Pictures Being Worth a Thousand Words. He has their Back..

…. embracing Plaza Tower Elementary School Principal Amy Simpson

Mahalo Chips~ http://theobamadiary.com/

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