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For Immediate Release: 
June 1, 2011
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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on LGBT Pride Month, which is observed in June:

“This month, LBGT Pride month, we honor the strides toward equality made by America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In the decades since the advent of the LGBT movement, that progress toward equality has been remarkable, and it has seen several important milestones under President Obama. Most notably, last year America overturned the policy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ which both weakened our Armed Forces and wrongly enshrined discrimination in our military. I was proud to work for the end of that harmful policy—and now, I am committed to opposing partisan efforts to needlessly delay the implementation of repeal. While the struggle for LGBT equality remains incomplete, I hope Americans will take time this month to reflect on the dramatic progress toward that end we have seen in our lifetimes.”