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Dr. Jill Biden Opens PFLAG’s National Convention

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Last week Dr. Jill Biden spoke at the opening ceremony of the Parent, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) national convention. In her remarks, Dr. Biden reflected on her years teaching students who were figuring out their sexuality and shared the Obama administration’s accomplishments for the LGBT community.

She said:

"I’m proud of the progress the Obama Administration has made in the last two years for the LGBT—including the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the repeal of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.' The White House also held a Conference on Bullying Prevention, and the Department of Education has held summits on this issue as well, and issued guidance to help combat bullying in schools and support Gay Straight Alliances."

Read the full text of Dr. Biden’s remarks here.