Biden invites thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals, singer Betty Who, to Pride Month celebration

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during an event to commemorate Pride Month, in the East Room of the White House, on June 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during an event to commemorate Pride Month, in the East Room of the White House, on June 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has invited thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate Pride Month in a high-profile show of support at a time when the community feels under attack like never before and the White House has little recourse to beat back a flood state-level legislation against them.