WASHINGTON, D.C. — (06-01-22) — The U.S. Marine Corps marked the first day of “Pride Month” with a celebratory image featuring rainbow bullets.
“Throughout June, the USMC [U.S. Marine Corps] takes #Pride in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBTQ service members,” the U.S. Marine Corps said in a statement posted on Twitter @USMC.
“We remain committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, and defend the values of treating all equally, with dignity and respect,” it added, using the hashtags #PrideMonth and #USMC.
Throughout June, the USMC takes #Pride in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBTQ service members. We remain committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, and defend the values of treating all equally, with dignity and respect.#PrideMonth #USMC pic.twitter.com/MOyvFmyJiB
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) June 1, 2022
“This month, we honor the resilience of LGBTQI+ people, who are fighting to live authentically and freely,” said President Biden said in a May 31 proclamation on LGBT Pride Month.
“We reaffirm our belief that LGBTQI+ rights are human rights. And we recommit to delivering protections, safety, and equality to LGBTQI+ families so that everyone can realize the full promise of America,” said President Biden.
Biden’s State Department posted the following on Twitter @StateDept…
On June 25, the Department flew the Progress flag for the first time over Washington, DC headquarters. @DeputySecState: “The United States is firmly committed to fighting for LGBTQI+ people at home and everywhere.” #PrideMonth pic.twitter.com/XkXTwI6iLC
— Department of State (@StateDept) June 1, 2022
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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