CENTER ACTION LGBTQIA NEWS – June 2019
Last Friday President Donald Trump tweeted about celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month and added an LGBTQ-themed t-shirt to his online store. But he didn’t actually proclaim June as Pride Month. The White House confirmed that no official proclamation recognizing Pride Month had been issued. The tweet came a week after the administration confirmed it would be dismantlingsome of the last remaining federal protections for LGBTQ people, setting our community up for even more discrimination in health care and in homeless shelters. The administration also confirmed it was overturning a protection that prohibits adoption and foster-care agencies from receiving federal funding if they discriminate against same-sex couples. These are just two of over 110 attacks made on the LGBTQ population since Trump has taken office.
Fifty years ago in June the New York City Police Department pulled up in front of the Stonewall Inn, one of the city’s largest and most popular gay bars. An ostracized community took action, and the gay rights movement began. Today our community is stronger than ever, and despite a hostile administration we continue to thrive. This month as you celebrate Pride, remember that it began as a fight for equality. That battle continues today, and we cannot fight it without you. Check out our June newsletter and make sure your voice is heard by participating in our actions – they’re found at the end of every article. Tanya & Terry Click here for the ActionLink
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Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
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