May 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm EST | by Chris Johnson
White House Pride reception set for June 13
The White House

The White House is holding a Pride reception on June 13 (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The White House is hosting its annual reception celebrating June as the month of Pride this year on June 13, marking the first such celebration in President Obama’s second-term.

One person invited to attend to the event received an invitation on Thursday. A White House official confirmed the event is taking place June 13.

The Obama administration has held a Pride reception at the White House for each of the previous four years President Obama has been in office. Attendees are typically made up of leaders from the LGBT community, including lawmakers, activists and celebrities. The occasion on June 13 marks the fifth such celebration at the White House.

Last year, the Pride celebration took place shortly after Obama came out in support for marriage equality, which he referenced in his remarks to attendees.

“And Americans may be still evolving when it comes to marriage equality — but as I’ve indicated personally, Michelle and I have made up our minds on this issue,” Obama said.


Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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