President’s Weekly Address: Designating Stonewall National Monument

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday, June 24, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument – the first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s struggle for equal rights. In this week’s address, the President talked about the importance of preserving and sharing this significant part of the American […]

Happy Marriage Equality Day

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The White House lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26 2015.  Happy Marriage Equality Day! Check out our feature, “A Perfect Way to Celebrate Marriage Equality” here.    

Presidential Proclamation — Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument

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The White House today issued a proclamation by the president regarding the Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument. Christopher Park, a historic community park located immediately across the street from the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City (City), is a place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community […]

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduce resolution to designate June 26, as ‘LGBT Equality Day’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a resolution to designate June 26, as “LGBT Equality Day,” honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. “America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass […]

San Diego Pride Festival will feature metal detectors for the first time

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San Diego Pride announced today that for the first time, the annual festival will feature metal detectors at the entrances. The festival will have more entry lanes to avoid long lines. As always, there will also be a significant law enforcement presence, the San Diego Police Department’s mobile command unit will be stationed in front, […]

President Obama designates Stonewall National Monument

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Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have made historic strides in expanding opportunities and advancing equality and justice for all Americans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans […]

California State Assembly proclaims June as Immigrant Heritage Month

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SACRAMENTO – On the same day that the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v Texas temporarily blocked implementation of immigration reform executive orders by President Obama, the California State Assembly passed House Resolution 53, proclaiming the month of June 2016 as Immigrant Heritage Month to honor the important role of immigrants in California’s economy and future. California […]

Do something

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What is there left to say about the tragedy in Orlando? The hope is that the senseless mass shooting will finally wake up America about gun control. I can tell you the answer, no. The American electorate who believes in sensible gun control are not those who are angry this year. It’s the people with […]

WATCH: #RestInPRIDE : The video to honor Orlando

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Today the #RestInPRIDE launched a new video campaign honoring the 49 innocent lives lost at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The campaign launch video encourages the LGBT community and allies to record and post their most PRIDEFUL memory to the #RestInPRIDE Facebook page. Through sharing uplifting video messages with heart, #RestInPRIDE continues the important conversation about the victims […]

San Francisco Pride announces screening and bag checks for 2016 celebration attendees

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Pride have announced that there will be security screening and metal detectors at all points of entry for the 2016 San Francisco Pride Celebration and festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 26 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at San Francisco’s […]

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