Updated: Apr 15, 2021
“We need a district that respects everyone no matter who they love. We need a nation that respects everyone no matter who they love”
Fifty years after transgender women of color Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera helped lead the Stonewall Riots, the LGBTQ+ rights movement they launched has made incredible strides towards equality and justice for all. In 2015, the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality across the nation. It was on June 20, 2015 that I said “I do” to the man I love! But 50 years after Stonewall, true equality is still far off for LGBTQ+ people. I promise to pass comprehensive anti-discrimination policies. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I will not only protect gay marriage but protect the rights and lives of trans people and reduce LGBTQ+, youth homelessness.
More Protection for Trans people:
Nearly one in three transgender people who visited a health care provider’s office in 2017 were turned away because of their gender identity. Trans people deserve to have the same protections that exist for non-LGBTQ+ people. I will work to guarantee transgender affirming healthcare.
Reduce Homelessness for LGBTQ+ Youth:
Homelessness is pervasive amongst LGBTQ+ people. LGBTQ+ youth are two to four times as likely to be homeless, largely due to family rejection. I will allocate funding to support LGBTQ+ youth homeless shelters