Democrats are Out & Proud
The LGBTQ+ community is a critical voting block for the Democratic party, and we need you to mobilize your friends and allies ahead of the coming election. Below you will find what Democrats have delivered for the LGBTQ+ community and all of the ways you can get involved to mobilize your community.
WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR
The Biden-Harris Administration has delivered more for the LGBTQ+ community than any prior administration…ever!
President Biden signed one of the most comprehensive Executive Orders in history on LGBTQ+ rights on his first day in office.
Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Biden signed an Executive Order Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. The Executive Order established that it is the official policy of the Biden-Harris Administration to prevent and combat discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals, and to fully enforce civil rights laws to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
The administration reinforced federal protections for transgender kids.
The Justice Department issued a letter to all state attorneys general reminding them of federal constitutional and statutory provisions that protect transgender youth against discrimination, including when those youth seek gender-affirming care.
All qualified Americans are allowed to serve their country in uniform again.
In his first week in office, President Biden signed an Executive Order reversing the ban on openly transgender servicemembers serving in the Armed Forces, enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform.
The State Department announced that all U.S. citizens are able to select an “X” as their gender marker on their U.S. passport application.
This is a major step in delivering on the President’s commitment to expand access to accurate identification documents for transgender and non-binary Americans. Information on how to apply will be available at travel.state.gov/gender.
And so much more! Conversely, we’ve seen one of the worst state legislative sessions ever. Republicans pushed hundreds of bills targeting the LGBTQ community, specifically trans youth. The point? To score cheap political points while making our community more vulnerable.
It has never been more clear, Democrats are Out and Proud and not afraid to fight for the LGBTQ community. It is absolutely critical that we elect Democrats up and down the ballot.