With a solemn proclamation, President Barack Obama has formally declared June LGBT pride month.
In his proclamation, President Obama declares:
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.
And he also adds:
We have a long way to go, but if we continue on this path together, I am confident that one day soon, from coast to coast, all of our young people will look to the future with the same sense of promise and possibility. I am confident because I have seen the talent, passion, and commitment of LGBT advocates and their allies, and I know that when voices are joined in common purpose, they cannot be stopped.
Finally, he proclaims June 2013 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. And he call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
So be it!