Remarks by President Biden Commemorating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

East Room 2:39 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, my name is Joe Biden.  I’m Jill Biden’s husband.  (Laughter.)  Ashton, thank you.  You seemed awfully comfortable up here.  (Laughter and applause.)  You were awfully comfortable up here.  I don’t know.  I — I’m not sure I’ll be around, but, you know — (laughter) — if you’re…

Readout of White House Roundtable with LGBTQ+ Advocates on the Equality Act and Achieving Full Equality for LGBTQ+ Americans

Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond, and Executive Director of the Gender Policy Council Jen Klein hosted a roundtable in the Roosevelt Room with LGBTQ+ leaders who are coordinating the national movement to pass the Equality Act. Advocates shared their perspectives on the…

Readout of White House Roundtable with LGBTQ+ and Gun Violence Prevention Leaders on the Fifth Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting

On Friday, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Public Engagement Director and Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond hosted a virtual roundtable with LGBTQ+ leaders and gun violence survivors and advocates to recognize the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Together, they observed a moment of silence to honor…

FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Champions LGBTQ+ Equality and Marks Pride Month

Today, President Biden issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, marking a time a time of hope, progress, and promise for LGBTQ+ Americans across the country. After four years of relentless attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken historic actions to accelerate the march…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities Across the Country

For generations, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs) have faced entrenched disparities, discrimination, and inequitable barriers to reaching the American dream.  President Biden and Vice President Harris know that America’s future prosperity and global leadership is tied to the success of individuals, families, and communities. As we recover from the pandemic…

Fast Facts: Record Firsts in President Biden’s First Year

President Biden and Vice President Harris delivered results for the American people in their first year in office. The President and Vice President made history growing our economy, addressing the climate crisis, and building a judiciary and government that represents America. Despite unprecedented challenges, 2021 was a year of record progress for working families. Jobs:…

A Proclamation on National Stalking Awareness Month, 2022

All people deserve to feel safe and protected — whether in their home, at work or school, online, or in any other public or private spaces.  During National Stalking Awareness Month, we support all those who are threatened and harmed by the pervasive crime of stalking, recognize those who raise awareness and advocate for survivors,…

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