The White House hosted the largest LGBTQ event in its history on Saturday. The White House hosted an “all-American picnic” on the South Lawn to celebrate “America’s LGBTQ families” for Pride month.
According to TheBlaze, President Joe Biden told the crowd on the South Lawn, “Today, I want to send a message to the entire community — especially to transgender children: You are loved. You are heard. You’re understood. And you belong.”
Biden claimed, “For all the progress we’ve made, we know challenges still remain. When a person can be married in the morning but thrown out of a restaurant for being gay in the afternoon, something is still very wrong in America.”
Biden slammed Republican-led states for passing laws prohibiting teachers from discussing gender or sexuality with young students, restricting sexualized drag queen shows in front of minors, and banning transgender surgery for underage children.
“When families across the country face excruciating decisions to relocate to a different state to protect their child from dangerous anti-LGTBQ laws, we have to act,” Biden declared while standing on a stage decorated with rainbow colors.
“We need to push back against the hundreds of callous and cynical bills introduced in states targeting transgender children, terrifying families and criminalizing doctors and nurses.” “These bills and laws attack the most basic values and freedoms we have as Americans,” the president asserted.
Biden told the crowd that protecting LGBTQ rights around the world is a “top priority” for his foreign policy. President Biden lauded the attendees for having “courage” and being “some of the bravest and most inspiring people” he’s ever known.