NBC NEWS: President Joe Biden on Monday recognized Pride Month, saying he "will not rest until full equality for LGBTQ+ Americans is finally achieved and codified into law." (Photo Above: President Biden and Pete Buttigieg)
"During LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically," Biden wrote in a presidential proclamation declaring June Pride Month. "In doing so, they are opening hearts and minds, and laying the foundation for a more just and equitable America."
Biden, whose administration has been described by advocates as the most pro-LGBTQ administration in history, recognized the many LGBTQ firsts achieved so far during his presidency.
Nearly 14 percent of his 1,500 agency appointees identify as LGBTQ, he wrote. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg became the first openly LGBTQ person to serve in the Cabinet, and Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine became the first openly transgender person confirmed by the Senate. (To read the full article, Click Here)