Press Releases

Dec 6, 2019 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today noted with concern the introduction of the Fairness for All Act.
Nov 21, 2019 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance by hosting a roundtable discussion with Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Representative Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), and Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03), featuring actress and trans activist Angelica Ross; conducting a Special Order hour on the floor of the House; and highlighting Representative Kennedy’s House Resolution to Commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Nov 5, 2019 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is responding to the dangerous proposal by the Trump Administration that would remove requirements for HHS grant recipients to enforce nondiscrimination rules that prohibit discrimination on a number of bases including sexual orientation or gender identity.
Jun 28, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today released the following statement commemorating the historic Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969. Today, which marks the 50th anniversary, we honor the brave LGBTQ people who put and continue to put their lives on the line to resist.
Jun 18, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today commended the introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill would end anti-LGBTQ discrimination in foster care and adoption once and for all and dramatically improve foster care for LGBTQ youth.
Jun 12, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today released the following statement in remembrance of the victims of the horrific shooting on June 12, 2016 at the historic Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which 49 people were murdered—most of whom were LGBTQ and Latinx.
May 29, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced a new rule from the Trump administration that would allow anti-transgender discrimination in homeless shelters. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the proposed rule last Wednesday, which would roll back protections for transgender people experiencing homelessness by allowing taxpayer-funded shelters to turn away transgender people based on a number of factors, including the shelter provider’s religious views.
May 24, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus released the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposal to dismantle and roll back the Health Care Rights Law—Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act—which protects patients from discrimination in health care. The proposed rule, which was released on Friday, would open the door for insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, and nurses to deny patients vital care and to discriminate on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
May 17, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today celebrated the unprecedented passage of the Equality Act. In a bipartisan vote of 236-173 the House passed this landmark legislation which would provide clear, comprehensive anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans in regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. The passage of this historic legislation says, unequivocally—to the American people, to our Senate counterparts, and to the President—that LGBTQ Americans deserve the full protections guaranteed under our nation’s civil rights laws. We strongly urge the Senate to follow the House’s lead and pass the Equality Act.
Apr 25, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus released the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposal to eliminate data collection on LGBTQ foster youth and parents. On April 16, 2019, HHS proposed scrubbing data on the sexual orientation of foster youth and foster and adoptive parents and guardians in its Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data system.

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