REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT LGBT PRIDE MONTH RECEPTION

East Room, 5:17 P.M. EDT, June 24

THE PRESIDENT:  Hey!  Hey!  Hey!  (Applause.)  So this is rowdy crowd.  (Applause.)  I don’t want you guys to break anything while you’re here now.  (Laughter.)  Thank you, Megan, for the wonderful introduction and, more importantly, the great work that you are doing.  We’ve got some outstanding members of Congress here today, including Leader Nancy Pelosi.  Give Nancy a big round of applause.  (Applause.)  I want to thank all of you -- advocates, organizers, friends, families -- for being here today.

Over the years, we’ve gathered to celebrate Pride Month, and I’ve told you that I’m so hopeful about what we can accomplish.  I’ve told you that the civil rights of LGBT Americans is --

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531Summer Has Officially Arrived!


Summer is here in Sacramento, and there are so many things to do, even if we don't have a whole lot of water..! This issue of Outword is chocked full of fun stuff, things to do, places to see and shows you just don’t want to miss.

Read more: The June 25 Issue is Out Now!

 

Smokey Was Too Gay For The 70s, But They're The Perfect Amount of Gay For 2015

By J. Bennett, for Noisey

John “Smokey” Condon was a Baltimore outcast with big dreams and a hankering for man meat.

He didn’t try to hide it, either. Unlike so many of the closeted rock stars of the ’70s and ’80s, Condon was out and proud and didn’t give a fuck what anyone thought.

Read more: Smokey was to gay for the 70s

 

Here’s why we all need to #ThankFrank

By Carl Fillichio,


What is now unthinkable for me was a bitter reality for Frank Kameny. An astronomer with a PhD from Harvard and World War II veteran, Kameny was fired from his U.S. Map Service job in 1957 simply because he was gay. He never worked for a paycheck again.

Which prompts me to ask myself, where would I be without the work I love?

Read more: Here’s why we all need to #ThankFrank

 

Comic Con Sacramento, Ready, Set, Go!


Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento 2015 is headed our way, and there might still be a few single-day tickets left, if you act fast.

3-day passes for the entire weekend were already sold out as I wrote this, so hopefully you have your tickets already.

Read more: Comic Con Sacramento, Ready, Set, Go!

 

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