The Michigan Democratic Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2011
LANSING – Michigan Democrats embrace the month of June as a celebration of LGBT Pride Month, which recognizes the efforts of all Americans to fight for equal rights and acceptance for the LGBT community.
“Michigan Democrats have long been fighting for equal rights for all and during that fight, we have shared a strong relationship with the LGBT community – a relationship that will continue to strengthen into the future,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “Pride Month is the perfect opportunity for us all to embrace diversity and acceptance of others.”
President Bill Clinton declared June to be Pride Month in 2000. The month was chosen to commemorate the 1969 protest at the Stonewall Inn in New York City which is regarded as the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States.