Instead of Gay Pride Month, The White House Acknowledged Various Other ‘Causes’ in June

Along with being the kick off for summer, June is commonly known to be Gay Pride Month. The acknowledgment was started by former President Bill Clinton in 1999 and has been formally recognized for the last eight years.

Members of President Donald Trump’s administration continued the tradition and showed their unity with the LGBT community. According to The Hill, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement:

“In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom.”

On Twitter, First Daughter Ivanka Trump also showed her support:


However, one person was noticeably mum on the almost decade-old tradition — the president himself.

The White House never formally recognized June as Gay Pride Month, but that’s not to say the month went unnoticed. In five proclamations, Trump declared June to be:

  • Great Outdoors Month
  • National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month
  • National Ocean Month
  • National Homeownership Month

In response to Trump’s celebration of nature’s beauty instead of the LGBT community, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a Senate resolution to formally recognize June as LGBT Pride Month. According to The Hill, he gained support from 23 other senators in sponsoring the resolution.

Source: Conservative Daily