Jump to main content. Jump to navigation. Ours is a heritage forged by those who organized, agitated, and advocated for change; who wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult or injury; who fought to build for themselves and their families a Nation where no one is a second-class citizen, no one is denied basic rights, and all of us are free to live and love as we see fit. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT community has written a proud chapter in this fundamentally American story.
A presidential proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
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Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation , dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma , is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. Ranging from solemn to carnivalesque, pride events are typically held during LGBT Pride Month or some other period that commemorates a turning point in a country's LGBT history , for example Moscow Pride in May for the anniversary of Russia's decriminalization of homosexuality. Some pride events include LGBT pride parades and marches , rallies, commemorations, community days, dance parties, and festivals. Additional commemorative arts, cultural, and educational programming to mark the 50th anniversary of the rebellion at the Stonewall Inn took place throughout the city and the world. Martin aka Donny the Punk and gay activist L.
Proclamation 9457—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2016
In the nearly four years since he has been president, Trump has acknowledged Pride Month once , last June, notably becoming the first Republican president to do so. But his acknowledgement was not in an official presidential proclamation, as President Barack Obama's had been for all eight years of his presidency. Instead, it was a tweet that was later issued as a White House press release promoting the administration's effort to decriminalize homosexuality around the globe. Trump did not acknowledge Pride Month in either proclamations or tweets in and Over the past five years, during his presidential campaign and his presidency, Trump has mentioned the LGBTQ community only a few times.
The purpose of these programs is to ensure that agencies take affirmative steps to provide equal opportunity to minorities, women and people with disabilities in all areas of employment. The term, "Special Emphasis Programs," refers specifically to employment related programs which focus special attention on groups that are conspicuously absent or underrepresented in a specific occupational category or grade level in the agency's work force. These programs serve as a channel to management officials. The goals of the Special Emphasis Programs are to:. Special observances were designed for the purpose of providing cultural awareness to everyone.