AIM's Irvine on WH Pride Month celebration: "Maybe next [Obama] can repaint the White House a nice shade of pink"


From a June 30 Accuracy in Media blog post by AIM chairman Don Irvine, headlined "Gay Old Time at the White House":

President Obama moved swiftly to try to repair relations with gays and lesbians by hosting the first ever Pride month celebration at the White House.

From ABC News' Jake Tapper

ABC News' Yunji de Nies reports: ABBA's "Dancing Queen" filled the East Room, as more than 200 prominent gays and lesbians gathered for the first ever celebration of Pride month at the White House. The President and First Lady entered to thunderous applause. President Obama told the group he is committed to equality for their community.

"This struggle continues today, for even as we face extraordinary challenges as a nation, we cannot and will not put aside issues of basic equality," he said, "We seek an America in which no one feels the pain of discrimination based on who you are or who you love."


He ended his speech with a promise to champion their cause in the days to come.

"I want you to know that, in this task, I will not only be your friend; I will continue to be an ally and a champion and a president who fights with you and for you," he said.

Maybe next he can repaint the White House a nice shade of pink and hang the rainbow flag in front to show his commitment to the gay cause.

Don Irvine
Accuracy in Media
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