Barack Obama celebrates pride month by tweeting an amazing photo of a Sikh man in a special turban.

June is National Gay Pride Month in America and to celebrate, Jiwandeep Kohli, a bisexual Sikh American living in San Diego, California, decided to celebrate by posting a photo of himself wearing a rainbow-colored turban.

It was the second time he had posted the photo he took at a Pride parade in 2018.

Kohli was surprised it went viral.

Three days later, it went mega-viral after it caught the attention of Barack Obama who praised Kohli for making this country "a little more equal."

The photo is powerful because it shows a man from a community where bisexuality is a controversial subject, proudly showing off his pride in the LGBT community and his faith. In the Sikh religion turbans represent the idea that all Sikhs are equal in the eyes of God as well as a symbol of dedication to service.

"A turban is a sign to the world that you're a person the world can turn to for help," Kohli told Buzzfeed.

Sikhs believe that their divine role on Earth is to serve the needy, their community, and to meditate.

(Author's note: I once visited a Sikh temple in New Delhi, India and was blown away by the generosity of the Sikh community. Every day Sikhs from all walks of life came together to make over 1300 meals that were donated to hungry people, no questions asked.)

Kohli was inspired by a photo of a man he saw at a pride parade a few years ago. "I was looking at that, and I realized the way I tie mine it had the exact right number of layers to make a rainbow," he told Buzzfeed.

He created it by weaving rainbow colors into one of his black turbans.

This isn't the first time Kohli has caught the public's eye. He was once a semifinalist on "The Great American Baking Show."

"I've been really, really happy to see so much positivity and welcome from so many people," he said about his most recent brush with fame.

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In 1945, the world had just endured the bloodiest war in history. World leaders were determined to not repeat the mistakes of the past. They wanted to build a better future, one free from the "scourge of war" so they signed the UN Charter — creating a global organization of nations that could deter and repel aggressors, mediate conflicts and broker armistices, and ensure collective progress.

Over the following 75 years, the UN played an essential role in preventing, mitigating or resolving conflicts all over the world. It faced new challenges and new threats — including the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, a Cold War and brutal civil wars, transnational terrorism and genocides. Today, the UN faces new tensions: shifting and more hostile geopolitics, digital weaponization, a global pandemic, and more.

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Malians wait in line at a free clinic run by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali in 2014. Over their 75 year history, UN peacekeepers have deployed around the world in military and nonmilitary roles as they work towards human security and peace. Here's a look back at their history.

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