DNC Statement on National Coming Out Day
October 11, 2022
In celebration of the courage and strength of the LGBTQ community, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Secretary Jason Rae, and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement on National Coming Out Day.
“National Coming Out Day is a chance for us to celebrate and commemorate the strength, resilience, and incredible diversity of the LGBTQ community. But today we also keep in mind those who have not yet come out – and think of how we can fight to make this world one where they can live authentically and freely. As Democrats, we acknowledge that LGBTQ people, especially transgender and gender non-conforming people, live in fear of violence and discrimination, and recommit ourselves to doing all we can to make LGBTQ people feel safe, welcomed, and valued.
“President Biden and Vice President Harris are committed to making this nation a place where LGBTQ people can live openly, proudly, and freely. The Biden-Harris administration has always prioritized and uplifted the LGBTQ community, by fighting to protect their rights and providing a number of critical protections to LGBTQ people in the face of unprecedented attacks. President Biden and Democrats will continue to ensure that the LGBTQ community gets the equality, dignity, and respect they have always deserved.”