Finally, Pride Month is a thing in the United States after President Joe Biden officially recognised it which contrasts big time to former President Donald Trump.
During his term at the office, Trump has repeatedly refused to recognise Pride Month and acknowledges it only once during his presidency.
Infact, Trump has failed to mark Pride Month both by proclamations or tweets in 2017, 2018 and 2020 however he made sure that ‘National Homeownership Month’ and ‘Great Outdoors Month’ to be recognized.
In a statement release on June 1 to mark the start of Pride Month, Biden stated:
During this month recognizes the resilience and determination of many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically. In doing so, they are opening their hearts and minds, and laying the foundation for a more just and equitable America.
Biden also declared that he will not rest until full equality for LGBTQ+ Americans have achieved this and codified it into law.
President Biden has shown notably strong support for the LGBTQ+ community throughout the first few months of his presidency.
On his first day in the White House, the current president signed an executive order that directed US federal agencies to offer protection to LGBTQ+ people under all federal legislation that prohibits sex-based discrimination.