This could be a
once-in-a-generation Pride Month
With all the bad news we’ve seen in the past year, I’m glad to finally share a bit of good news: This June might be the month we finally see the Senate vote on the Equality Act!
As you probably know, the Equality Act is a federal proposal to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces. It’s our top priority at the moment, and we’re hearing from our national partners that the Senate could vote on the bill as soon as two weeks from now.
That’s right, we could pass the Equality Act in Pride Month. But if we’re going to do that, I need your help. Can you contact Sen. Manchin and Sen. Capito right now and tell them to support the Equality Act?
Even if you’ve called or emailed them once already, reach out to them again! Because we’re nearing a vote, anti-gay extremists are ramping up their attacks and calling our Senators like never before.
If we win this fight, our LGBTQ family and friends won’t have to worry about being evicted from their homes just because of who they are or who they love. They won’t have to worry about being turned away from the doctor in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.
If we want to win, we need you in this fight.
And what a better time to join the fight than Pride? This is the month we remember all of the LGBTQ people, led by transgender women of color and lesbians, who rebelled against the violence and discrimination they faced more than 50 years ago in New York City. The bravery and commitment to liberation for LGBTQ people fueled a worldwide call to action — and a call to celebrate all of the wonderful things about our community.
So please, make sure to enjoy all of the Pride festivities going on across our state. Check out this schedule of Pride events below. Our staff will be at almost every event, and we’d love the chance to talk with you in person and connect.
Let’s make this a Pride to remember.