James W. Hicks, M.D.

Presidential Proclamation

In Announcements on June 16, 2010 at 3:46 am

At the start of this month, as cities and universities around the world prepared for up-coming Pride events, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring July 2010 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. The following is an excerpt:

“An important chapter in our great, unfinished story is the movement for fairness and equality on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. This month, as we recognize the immeasurable contributions of LGBT Americans, we renew our commitment to the struggle for equal rights for LGBT Americans and to ending prejudice and injustice wherever it exists.

“LGBT Americans have enriched and strengthened the fabric of our national life. From business leaders and professors to athletes and first responders, LGBT individuals have achieved success and prominence in every discipline. They are our mothers and fathers, our sons and daughters, and our friends and neighbors.Thanks to those who came before us – the brave men and women who marched, stood up to injustice, and brought change through acts of compassion or defiance – we have made enormous progress and continue to strive for a more perfect union.”

View the full proclamation here.

Thank you, Mister President, for recognizing the inalienable right to be who and love whom we want, regardless of genders.

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