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Weekly Address: Designating Stonewall National Monument

In this week's address, President Obama talked about the preserving the new Stonewall National Monument and telling the story of the LGBT struggle for equality.

On Friday, June 24, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument – the first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s struggle for equal rights. In this week’s address, the President talked about the importance of preserving and sharing this significant part of the American story.

Although we have seen true progress over the years, the President acknowledged that the LGBT community still faces discrimination to this day. With that in mind, the President emphasized that as a country, we must continue to push for equality, acceptance and tolerance – because that’s what makes our country the greatest nation on earth.

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You can learn more about the Stonewall Monument designation and the President's work for LGBT and other social equality and civil rights.

ON Stonewall The Record

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