WASHINGTON D.C. — (06-30-20) — Former President Barack Obama and former vice president president Joe Biden celebrated PRIDE LIVE reflecting in two separate videos, their LGBTQ wins at the Supreme Court.
The videos posted last Friday for a virtual celebration of Pride Month, spotlighted the Supreme Court decisions for LGBTQ rights as continuation of the work started by the Stonewall riots that took place over 50 years ago.
“We’re almost 51 years since the night when the patrons at the Stonewall Inn stood up for their rights and set off one of America’s defining victories for civil rights,” said Obama in his video. “Because of the movement they sparked and the decades of work that followed, marriage equality became the law of the land five years ago and just this month the Supreme Court ruled that employers can no longer discriminate against LGBTQ workers.” said Obama.
“All that progress is worth celebrating and reflecting on,” added Obama. “The struggle and triumph for LGBTQ rights shows how protests and politics go hand in hand, how we’ve got to both shine a light on injustice and translate those aspirations into specific laws and institutional practices.” said Obama.
Watch Obama and Biden celebrate PRIDE Live was truly an historic moment in American history.
Watch Barack Obama Speaks at Pride Live’s Stonewall Day
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden also appeared on video for the event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pride Month saying…
“Pride is particularly poignant this year,” said Biden in the video. “Even as the LGBTQ+ rights continued to be attacked, the Supreme Court has affirmed protections for LGBTQ+ people against employment discrimination.” said Biden.
Beneficiaries include Brave Space Alliance, Trans LifeLife, The Ally Coalition and TransLatin@Coalition.
During the event, Pride Live announced that philanthropists Tim Gill and Scott Miller of the Gill Foundation donated $50,000 to LGBTQ victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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