Pride Month 2021 is off to a great start.
Advocacy groups, government officials, and celebrities all over the world have marked the beginning of the month with social media posts.
As Joe Biden recognized this morning in his Pride Month proclamation:
“This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.
“The LGBTQ+ community in America has achieved remarkable progress since Stonewall… [There are] members of the LGBTQ+ community now serve in nearly every level of public office — in city halls and State capitals, Governors’ mansions and the halls of the Congress, and throughout my Administration.
“While I am proud of the progress my Administration has made in advancing protections for the LGBTQ+ community, I will not rest until full equality for LGBTQ+ Americans is finally achieved and codified into law.”
Here’s what LGBTQ groups are saying:
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! This past year has been challenging, but as our elders have shown us when times get hard, the #LGBT community comes together to lend one another strength, compassion & wisdom. What is your strength? Let us know at https://t.co/6XGPqnoT3C! #SAGEStrong #Pride2021 pic.twitter.com/WU7EAuVBy0
— SAGE USA (@sageusa) June 1, 2021
— Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (@RustinCenter) June 1, 2021
Here’s what politicians and leaders are saying:
Pride stands for courage, it stands for justice, and most of all it stands for love. As we recall the trials the LGBTQ+ community has endured and celebrate the trailblazers who’ve bravely fought for equality, let us recommit to the work that remains. Happy Pride Month!
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 1, 2021
.@PentagonPresSec: Today kicks-off Pride Month. @SecDef is proud to celebrate and honor the service, commitment, and sacrifice of our LGBTQ+ personnel in and out of uniform. pic.twitter.com/2gDCblj3Ox
— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) June 1, 2021
Pelosi: "Every June, Americans celebrate the beauty, bravery and vibrancy of our cherished LGBTQ communities."
"During Pride Month, we carry on what began in the streets of New York City, proudly marching to demand an end to bigotry and to advance the cause of justice."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 1, 2021
Happy Pride Month!
As we celebrate our progress toward equality for LGBTQ+ Americans, we must recommit to the hard work ahead.
We must end the filibuster, pass the Equality Act, and fight back against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in state houses and in Congress. #pride
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 1, 2021
To all in the LGBTQ+ community who cannot openly celebrate or who face hatred for living as yourselves: We love and value you in our society and in our democracy.
Your voice is needed now more than ever — and I will fight to give you the space to make it heard. #loveislove 2/2
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) June 1, 2021
Happy #Pride Month! I'll never stop fighting for a world where everyone feels safe to be who they are and love who they love. Be proud of who you are because our diversity makes our country stronger.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 1, 2021
Happy #pride !
Whoever you are, whoever you love, know that you are deserving, valued, and worthy.
Now, on to business…it's long past time pass the #EqualityAct. Let's make it happen.
— Sharice Davids (@sharicedavids) June 1, 2021
Now, abolish the damn filibuster and pass the Equality Act.
— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) June 1, 2021
Here’s what celebrities and community figures are saying:
I'll also gladly use the first day of #Pride as a reminder that this is not a nebulous celebration of love and positivity. This is the commemoration of an uprising against police brutality marked in June because that's when The Stonewall Riots took place.
— Alex Berg (@itsalexberg) June 1, 2021
for pride month if you have friends who are part of the lgbtq+ community let them know that they are loved. give them all of your money.
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) June 1, 2021