Pelosi Statement on National Coming Out Day

Oct 11, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement celebrating National Coming Out Day:
“Each National Coming Out Day, we celebrate the incredible progress the LGBT community has made to ensure that full equality is shared by all, no matter who they are or whom they love.  Today, we also reaffirm our support for the men and women still living in the shadows and pledge to work toward a future where all are free to live their authentic lives.
“Sadly, we celebrate this day while the Trump Administration engages in a mean-spirited and malicious campaign against LGBT Americans.  The White House’s ‘License to Discriminate’ guidelines are the latest assault on the rights of the LGBT community and open the floodgates to cruel, immoral discrimination against vulnerable Americans.  These attacks make passage of the Equality Act even more urgent.  All people have the right to be safe from bigotry, and to have justice under the law. 
“In the courts, in state legislatures and in Congress, Democrats will fight relentlessly for the rights of all Americans to live full and honest lives.  On this National Coming Out Day, we honor the courage of Americans around the country who overcame incredible hardship to live with pride, and we renew our pledge to stand by and protect all members of the LGBT community.”

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