Extremists continue to push anti-LGBTQ+ bills and try to shove us back in the closet, but we will not be silenced! We declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people– a move that was amplified by the Canadian government – and have fought back on every front. This unprecedented spike of hate is an outright attack on equality. Now, extremist House of Representatives majority has elected a bigoted speaker with a long anti-LGBTQ+ record.
These attacks have failed – we are still here, still winning, and still joyous.
We cheered the victory of Laphonza Butler, the first Black lesbian to openly serve in Congress and the first openly LGBTQ+ person to represent California in the Senate.
We are committed to mobilizing millions of Equality Voters to reelect President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the face of GOP candidates rallying behind extremism.
Here are a few quotes from those community stories:
“Its okay to not come out, you are you no matter if you’re out or not." - Moss, OH
“As a queer person, it’s important to remember that the people that show up for you and support you everyday, can also be family" - Noelle, CO
“I know it's really hard right now and it's gonna be a few years, quite a few years, and it's gonna suck. But you know what? The other side is amazing - you're going to find some amazing people who love you just the way you are. Hang in there, I'm waiting on the other side for ya.” - Brianna, IA
In all of these battles, there is joy and love. We fight for the drag artist putting on a show, we fight for the trans kid hugging their parents after coming out, we fight for the woman proposing to her future wife — queer joy is beautiful and worth fighting for.
Join the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in this critical moment ahead of the 2024 elections!