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OJJDP Celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride Month

JUVJUST - OJP Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month, June 2023

President Biden proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) Pride Month.

"This is a time to celebrate the generations of LGBTQI+ people, who have fought bravely to live openly and authentically."
President Biden

The Administration is committed to ensuring freedom, justice, and equality to the LGBTQI+ community, including youth. The proclamation highlights the Administration’s steps to support LGBTQI+ youth by directing Federal agencies to combat conversion therapy, end homelessness, address discrimination.

OJJDP continues its longstanding support of LGBTQI+ youth. Last year, the Office awarded $1 million to create the National Resource Center for Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Youth to help juvenile justice practitioners meet the needs of this community. OJJDP has also developed a framework to guide its approach to serving LGBTQI+ and Two-Spirit youth, including a policy statement with recommendations for their treatment in the juvenile justice system. 


Date Published: June 7, 2023