June 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson
White House to host Pride celebration on June 29

The White House (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The White House plans to host a reception on June 29 to commemorate the month as Pride, the Washington Blade has learned.

Two sources who are familiar with the event, and agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, said invitees were told to come June 29.

A White House official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said the celebration would take place before the month is out, but didn’t confirm the date and said further information isn’t yet available.

“Later this month, the White House will hold a reception to observe LGBT Pride month,” the official said. “Further details will be provided at a later date.”

The White House has hosted Pride celebrations in June for each of the two previous years in which President Obama has been in office.

For the reception in 2009, national LGBT leaders came from around the country to attend the event. The attendees for the reception in 2010 were made up of LGBT youth and leaders from state equality groups.

NOTE: This post has been updated.

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

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