Apparently I missed this memo from the President over the weekend, but June is LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) pride month. From Mr. Obama:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
I would really like to hear more from the President on this topic. Perhaps he could explain how bisexuals—because of the their bisexuality—have enriched America and how transgendered—because or their transgendered orientation—have have strengthened the “fabric of our national life.” In other words, maybe he could explain why alternative forms of “gender identity or sexual orientation” are something we should celebrate at the national level.
Also, I’d really love to see a few names of the transgendered folks—people who may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, or asexual—who are “serving at every level” of his administration. By my count he has exactly one example.
Read the rest of his response.