President Barack Obama issued a statement on Saturday indicating that he and First Lady Michelle Obama would commemorate this Sunday as “the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.”  [1] It’s probably not an accident that he chose the traditional Christian day of worship for his celebration of sodomy. He could have announced it on a week day but that wouldn’t have had the symbolism. Friday was an option, the Muslim day of worship, that he also chose to forego. [2]  Maybe he could have convinced them that they need to work on their tolerance. To that end, since he’s declared it an international day of celebration, why not load the family and a few select friends into Air Force One for a road trip to Saudi Arabia or his new best friends in Iran.  [2] In the statement, the preisdent said he is working to “address the specific needs of transgender persons.”

Here is the president’s statement:

Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17.  We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or whom they love.

We work toward this goal every day. Here at home, we are working to end bias-motivated violence, combat discrimination in the workplace, and address the specific needs of transgender persons.  Overseas, I am proud of the steps that the United States has taken to prioritize the protection and promotion of LGBT rights in our diplomacy and global outreach.

There is much more to do, and this fight for equality will not be won in a day.  But we will keep working, at home and abroad, and we will keep fighting, for however long it takes until we are all able to live free and equal in dignity and rights.

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[5] Dustin Siggins, President Obama officially celebrates ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’, Life Site News, Mon May 18, 2015 – 9:34 pm EST
[6] Obama: I’ll Commemorate Sunday as ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’, TeaParty.org, May 17, 2015 10:38 am
[7] Joseph Patrick McCormic, President Obama: I will never stop fighting for LGBT rights, Pink News, 17th May 2015, 4:13 PM

 

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