72 congressional Democrats condemn Trump for no Pride proclamation


“The White House’s decision to remain silent about Pride Month after eight consecutive years of presidential recognition sends a troubling message to the LGBT community that your administration is not committed to advancing equality for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We urge you to honor your campaign promise to be a ‘real friend’ of the LGBT community by issuing a proclamations and supporting lasting change and progress through policies that advance LGBT rights.”

via Washington Blade

Congressional Democrats sent a pair of letters — one from U.S. House members, the other from U.S. senators — to President Trump chastising him for not issuing a proclamation recognizing June as Pride month.

The House letter, signed by 53 Democrats, was led by Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.). The Senate letter — led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) — was signed by 19 U.S. senators.