Statement on White House Reception for LGBT Pride Month

by HRC Staff

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released a statement today on the President and First Lady's White House reception for LGBT pride month. The event was described by the White House as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of LGBT Americans. Invited guests include families, volunteers and activists, and community leaders.

Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese issued the following statement:

"President Obama's remarks today were welcomed and appreciated and, as he stated, it is the actions to advance equality - not simply the words - that will be the true marker by which this White House will be judged.

On the eve of this weekend's 40th anniversary of Stonewall, the president has yet again reiterated his support for most of the critical federal issues facing millions of LGBT Americans. We must continue the hard work of turning that support into the passage of actual laws. We look forward to working with President Obama and his administration to advance equality, and we pledge to be good-faith partners throughout the many battles that lie ahead of us."

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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