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Obama's Pride Month Proclamation: VIDEO


Andy posted the text of President Obama's "Pride Month" proclamation on Friday, and it was lovely. But it wasn't as lovely as the video in which Obama reads the thing. At some point, I'm sure the novelty of seeing presidents speak this way about LGBTfolk will wear off. For this writer, it hasn't yet.

Watch Obama's Pride Month proclamation AFTER THE JUMP ...


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  1. You're right Andy; it is better actually hearing him speak those words.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jun 3, 2012 9:34:05 AM

  2. I don't think it's the same text as the written proclamation.

    Posted by: Fodolodo | Jun 3, 2012 10:06:49 AM


    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Jun 3, 2012 10:15:40 AM

  4. Let's move forward and get him elected again! Obama is our best choice!

    Posted by: Josh | Jun 3, 2012 10:20:50 AM

  5. And maybe in the near future we'll actually be celebrating legal same-sex marriages nationwide that are as natural and mainstream as this wonderful new country and western tune promotes. When our government catches up to our populace, it'll sound like this.

    Posted by: David Mack Henderson | Jun 3, 2012 11:18:29 AM


    Posted by: David Mack Henderson | Jun 3, 2012 11:18:57 AM

  7. "Everybody Wants To Say I Do"

    Posted by: David Mack Henderson | Jun 3, 2012 11:19:32 AM

  8. Too bad he's only interested in the LGBT community when he wants our money and our support.

    Posted by: derek | Jun 3, 2012 12:13:07 PM

  9. Now THIS is a President!

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 3, 2012 12:25:24 PM

  10. "Too bad he's only interested in the LGBT community when he wants our money and our support."

    Well, when candidate Romney offers his Pride Month proclamation celebrating LGBT heroes, then you can accuse him of pandering. I wouldn't suggest holding your breath, however, as you might turn blue waiting. News flash: every politician wants money and support. That's how they win elections. And why wouldn't we be more inclined to support the candidate who best supports us?

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 3, 2012 12:30:00 PM

  11. @ ERNIE


    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jun 3, 2012 1:11:01 PM

  12. "He wants our money and support."

    Uh, YA THINK??! What else would he want, our fashion sense?

    Thank you, Mr. President! You have my money and support.

    Posted by: JeffRob | Jun 3, 2012 1:26:59 PM

  13. Uh... hasn't June been pride month for a couple of decades now? That's great that Obama recognizes it and all, but he didn't proclaim it.

    Posted by: Max | Jun 3, 2012 1:52:46 PM

  14. I agree with Derek, who observed that Obama never supported us on his own. Only now, in an election year, does he come forward to sing our praises. It's pandering, plain and simple; as soon as the election is over, he'll forget about us as quickly as he forgot about closing Gitmo (for the unitiated, that was another bogus campaign promise).

    Posted by: Scotty Bear | Jun 3, 2012 3:24:43 PM

  15. Thank you, Mr. Presidnet!!! You've got my vote! Again!

    Posted by: Jeff R. | Jun 3, 2012 3:26:02 PM

  16. Doesn't matter why he did it, what's important is that he did it and that it will mean so much to so many, bitchy queens be damned.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Jun 3, 2012 3:45:30 PM

  17. Meanwhile, back at the war, all men ages 18-40 have been designated as enemy combatants. Damn!! Now that's equality!!!

    Posted by: kodiak | Jun 3, 2012 3:53:33 PM

  18. @Scotty: Obama's DOJ hasn't forgotten about us. It's on our side on the DOMA cases currently going through the courts (we know which side Mitt and the Repub's are on) on the way to the SC, whose vacancies a re-elected President Obama is likely to fill with equality-friendly justices, so your only in an election year theory doesn't hold water. He's not only pandering to us (unlike Mitt, who's pandering to Liberty University and right- wing thugs) but backing up that pandering with strategic actions that will change lgbt history permanently for the better.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 3, 2012 4:58:20 PM

  19. you'll have to forgive the angry conservative gay white men on here who are just furious that the type of man they were raised to hate supports them and is doing more to advance equality for them than the good old white folks they're still sucking up to.

    yeah. he's trying to get our votes. and mitt romney and the GOP get your votes anyway, despite the fact that they all support passing lesgislations to deny your your rights to Equality, all the while screwing over the country's real hard workers financially?

    gay conservatives are hilarious and sad in equal measure.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 3, 2012 5:30:06 PM

  20. This is OUR president who has gone all out for us. Now we need to go all out for him and re-elect him.

    In prep school, Romney was an anti-gay bully, and he still is.

    Posted by: Joe in SF | Jun 3, 2012 6:32:07 PM

  21. @Derek/Scotty: Let's address fact instead of opinion - the "Google" can help. This President has moved LGBT rights further than any American President in history. Here is a list of some of the accomplishment not in the election year of 2012.

    • Ended “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” | Permitted military chaplains to officiate same-sex marriages where legal
    • Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law
    • Nominated four openly gay appointees to the federal bench—more than any president in history
    • Declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional | Endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act (repealing DOMA)
    • HUD’s new rule protecting against housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
    • Ordered the Fed-Gov to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees
    • Ended the ban that prohibited people with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States
    • the Family and Medical Leave Act to include protections for LGBT employees

    Let’s take a look at Mitt Romney: Supports a Federal Constitutional Amendment banning Marriage Equity – undoing any marriage legally recognized in any state. In a 2006 speech called same-sex marriage “a blow to the foundation of civilization.”

    Posted by: Belthazar | Jun 4, 2012 11:05:28 AM

  22. Ignore the rantings of the extreme leftists who post on this site, especially those who aren't citizens, and vote for Obama the centrist democrat.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 4, 2012 1:10:00 PM

  23. I am really proud of Obama. This is a courageous stand. I have felt from day one that this president has had the most integrity of any of the presidents I have experienced in my 54 years on this planet. My daughter is marrying her girlfriend in July in New York. I never thought that would be possible in my life, and now we have the first African American president, who is not afraid to do the right thing for the people who need support! What an amazing time to be alive.

    Posted by: Dee Stennett | Jun 7, 2012 10:37:20 PM

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