Some LGBT facts for Pride Month
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 2:48
For June only, Instagram is offering new pride stickers. After the initial declaration, President George W. Bush, who rallied against marriage equality, did not continue the tradition. Trump and his administration ignored Pride Month entirely as he turned his limited attention to pulling out of the Paris Accord on the environment and continuing to gnash his teeth about Kathy Griffin's ill-advised photo holding his bloodied head. Obama's White House declared June to be LGBT Pride Month every year of his presidency, from 2009 to 2016. President Trump didn't even bother issuing a Pride Month proclamation, as his predecessor had done for eight years.
Continuing his streak of not taking a single pro-LGBTQ stance since he entered office, Trump has now let the beginning of Pride month come and go without a proclamation.
On Wednesday, May 31, Trump signed a proclamation declaring June to be "National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2017".
While the sentiment is perfectly fine, and it's nice? that she tried, her words rang hollow for LGBT people across the Twitterverse, with many Twitter users calling for action, not "lip service", and others frankly flipping her off metaphorically or in meme form.
The only Trump in the White House the LGBTQ community got a nod from was Ivanka, in a series of cookie-cutter, uninformed tweets.
"You openly supported and campaigned for the most anti-LGBTQ+ presidential ticket in recent times".
"I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made enormous contributions to our society and economy", she tweeted.