President Barack Obama highlighted HIV/AIDS during his remarks at an LGBT Pride Month reception hosted at the White House on June 15, 2012.
Paying tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who have devoted their lives to the fight for equality, the President also called attention to his Administration’s work to put forward the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and to lift the HIV entry ban, leading to the fact that the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) will be held in the United States next month for the first time in two decades.
“So we still have a long way to go, but we will get there,” the President said. “We’ll get there because of all of you. We’ll get there because of all of the ordinary Americans who every day show extraordinary courage.” View the President’s full remarks on the White House’s YouTube channel . Read more at the White House blog.