Post submitted by Viet Tran (he/him/they/them), former HRC Press Secretary
Today, the Human Rights Campaign released the following statement in support of Rep. David Cicilline’s (D-RI) bid for assistant speaker of the United States House of Representatives. If selected, he would be the first openly gay official to hold the role. Cicilline is the only openly LGBTQ member of the House of Representatives to currently hold a leadership role and is co-chair of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus.
Rep. David Cicilline was first elected to Congress in 2010, after serving as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. The Human Rights Campaign has endorsed his candidacy for Congress in each election since. Rep. Cicilline introduced the Equality Act in 2015, and was a key leader in advancing and passing the bill in 2019.
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