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Obama proclaims June 2009 is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month


The Stonewall Inn

Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.

LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country’s response to the HIV pandemic.

Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration — in both the White House and the Federal agencies — openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosts Movies in the Park


parksandrec1Saturday evening, Clarksville Parks and Recreation held the second of this summer’s ‘Parks After Dark’ events, with the showing of the movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D, at Heritage Park. The event drew a crowd of several hundred people to the park.  Progressive Movements Dance Group of Ft. Campbell provided pre-show entertainment with three very different dance performances. The next Parks After Dark event will be a concert on June 13th at McGregor Park, 6 PM. Hope to see you all  there!

Little Miss Liberty from Progressive Movements Dance Group from Ft. Campbell performs

Little Miss Liberty from Progressive Movements Dance Group performs

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Donn Janes candidate for Tennessee’s Eighth Congressional District


Donn Janes announces he is officially a candidate for Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District.

donnjonesBRIGHTON, TN – The following statement was issued by Tipton County resident, Donn Janes:

“Today I am announcing that I am a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District and will seek the Republican nomination in the August 2010 primary. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report



The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:

  • Pool Passes
  • Summer Youth Programs
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Youth Fishing Rodeo
  • Downtown Market
  • Parks and Recreation on Facebook

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