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June 2024

President Bill Clinton issued the first-ever Gay and Lesbian Pride Month Proclamation in 1999. From 2009 to 2016, President Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month. And in 2021, President Joe Biden declared June LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

On June 18, 2021, Biden made history by issuing the first White House Proclamation on Juneteenth Day of Observance, designating Juneteenth as a federal holiday.