The month of June is significant for many reasons, but to the LGBTQ Community it reminds us of the battles we've won and allows us to celebrate them. President Bill Clinton began in 2000 by declaring the month of June as Pride Month. This helps to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969.
Although Pride month has been celebrated many years prior to President Clinton's declaration, it was just another forward step in our battle for Equality. President Obama has declared June as "Pride Month" every year of his time in Washington. In 2011, he called on us to "...to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists."
We've made great strides in equality since 1969 but still have a bit to go. Please make sure to visit our article on the President's progress to Equality. It is located at our website: http://www.ydalgbtq.org or by click on Obama's Progress since being elected.
The YDA LGBTQ Caucus is determined to eradicating prejudices and discrimination at all levels. We understand that it begins with our young americans and are committed to ensuring the betterment of our lives and those that come after us.
On behalf of the caucus, Happy Pride!
YDA LGBTQ Caucus