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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi attends the ceremony commemorating the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp’s first day of issue and honors the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, a San Francisco hero who dedicated his life to the fundamental American value of equality.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi attends the ceremony commemorating the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp’s first day of issue and honors the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, a San Francisco hero who dedicated his life to the fundamental American value of equality.  

San Francisco is blessed with a large and vibrant LGBT community and a strong history of advocacy for equal rights for all. Since my first day in Congress, ending discrimination against gays and lesbians has been a top priority. I have continuously supported legislation that expands our laws in order to better reflect the diverse society in which we live.

We have made great strides in Congress toward achieving equal rights for every American: protecting against violence by passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, ensuring equal visitation rights for all hospital patients and ending discrimination in the military by repealing the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. We celebrated as the Supreme Court issued one of the most transformative and magnificent decisions in the history of our country: Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing marriage equality as a fundamental right for every American, everywhere.

Recently, I was proud to join Democratic leaders in the House and Senate as we introduced the Equality Act - a historic, comprehensive bill to end discrimination against LGBT Americans once and for all. The Equality Act reaffirms our most fundamental American ideal: that we are all created equal, and that equal protection is the right of every American - no matter who you are, no matter who you love.

We will continue fighting until we end discrimination in the workplace, ensure that all American families are viewed equally in the eyes of the law and stop the bullying of LGBT youth in our schools and in our society. Please know that I will continue to fight against discrimination and work for policies that reflect the ideals of fairness, equality and justice.

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May 22, 2020 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in recognition of Harvey Milk Day, which is celebrated every year in California in honor of the birthday of slain civil rights leader and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk:
 
May 18, 2020 Press Release

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May 1, 2020 Press Release
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s proposed Health and Human Services Department rule that would end anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans in health care:
 
“The Trump Administration’s latest shameful rule is a shocking attack on the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community at a time when access to quality health care is more important than ever.
Apr 9, 2020 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the passing of civil rights champion Phyllis Lyon:

“Today, I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of Phyllis Lyon: an icon of San Francisco, a trailblazer in the fight for civil rights and a dear friend to so many in our city and to me.  Phyllis dedicated her entire life to advancing equality for the LGBTQ community and in the process delivered extraordinary progress for all Americans.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance:

“On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn for all the brave transgender individuals who have suffered violence, bullying and discrimination or have been murdered for living as their true selves.  These courageous individuals are our friends and loved ones, neighbors and colleagues and they deserve our admiration, respect and protection. 

Oct 28, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement commemorating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the historic Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which deters hate crimes by expanding federal protections and equipping state and local law enforcement with the tools needed to prosecute hate crimes based on sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, national origin, disability or gender identity:

Aug 14, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced a proposal to gut protections that prevent federal contractors from discriminating against LGBTQ Americans, women and other minorities:

Jul 24, 2019 Press Release

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Jun 28, 2019 Press Release

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Jun 26, 2019 Press Release

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