DNC Update: Pride Month

2018 JUN 01:  Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate the vast contributions LGBTQ Americans have made to our society, to honor the generations of leaders and activists who have fought for equality, and to rededicate ourselves to the work that remains.

Under President Obama, our nation continued its long march toward LGBTQ equality.

We ended “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and we fought for transgender equality in schools, military service, health care, and public accommodations.

Hospitals receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds must extend visitation rights to LGBTQ patients.

Violence against LGBTQ individuals can now be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.

Marriage equality is now the law of the land.

LGBTQ candidates have achieved historic victories up and down the ballot.

LGBTQ Americans still face hurdles to equality across our society – from bathrooms to bakeries to the ballot box. Every day, Republicans in Congress, the White House, and at the state and local level are trying to turn back the clock on LGBTQ rights.

The Democratic Party stands with LGBTQ communities in America and around the world.  We believe that no one should face discrimination, bullying, or violence because of who they are or who they love.  And we will never stop fighting for the equality every human being deserves.

Lucas Acosta
@LucasRAcosta

National Broadcast Media Manager
Director of LGBTQ Media
Democratic National Committee
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