Sec. Clinton on Pride Month
June 1, 2009
A wonderful statement from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today welcoming the first day of pride month.
Forty years ago this month, the gay rights movement began with the Stonewall riots in New York City, as gays and lesbians demanded an end to the persecution they had long endured. Now, after decades of hard work, the fight has grown into a global movement to achieve a world in which all people live free from violence and fear, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.... Though the road to full equality for LGBT Americans is long, the example set by those fighting for equal rights in the United States gives hope to men and women around the world who yearn for a better future for themselves and their loved ones. This June, let us recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which all people can live in safety and freedom, no matter who they are or whom they love.