Urge President Trump to Acknowledge LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Acknowledge the celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

President Trump has yet to acknowledge that June is Pride Month for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. On the eve of the first of June, President Trump issued five separate announcements to state that the month of June would be chosen to honor Caribbean-American heritage, African-American music, homeownership, the outdoors, and the ocean. Any acknowledgement that June is a meaningful month for LGBTQ+ people was missing. This comes after years of Barack Obama acknowledging the month as Pride Month.

Many LGBTQ+ advocates and even former White House staffers criticized President Trump for the lack of recognition. A former member of Obama’s communication staff, Shin Inouye, believed that Trump “couldn’t be bothered” to acknowledge LGBTQ+ people and added that “maybe it’s for the best.”

LGBTQ+ Pride Month coincides with June in order to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969, which are often considered the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Sign this petition to urge President Trump to respectfully acknowledge June as Pride Month.


Dear President Trump,

Members of the LGBTQ+ community have continuously faced difficult challenges with discrimination and visibility. For this reason, there has been a continuous and ongoing movement to push for LGBTQ+ rights, which started in June of 1969 at the Stonewall riots in New York City. Every June, these riots are remembered as LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies celebrate Pride Month.

You have stated that the month of June will commemorate Caribbean-American heritage, African-American music, homeownership, the outdoors, and the ocean. However, you have failed to publicly acknowledge that Pride celebrations are happening throughout the month of June. I urge you to show respect for LGBTQ+ Americans and acknowledge that June is also Pride Month.


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  1. gen agustsson says:

    gov has failed to protect us lgbtq+ people.

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