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Revel in This Found Footage of Nancy Pelosi at '87 Gay March on D.C.

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At the California congresswoman battles to become Speaker of the House, we're reminded she's long been our ally.

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Like the skilled legislator she is, Nancy Pelosi is winning over challengers who have threatened her job as Speaker of the House. As the long-serving congresswoman -- who represents the San Francisco area -- gains allies and moves towards securing her place as second in line to the presidency, it's a perfect time to revisit her advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

Brian Tashman of the ACLU tweeted a clip this week of Pelosi at the 1987 March on Washington, where activists called on politicians to extend rights to LGBTQ Americans and do something, anything, for people with HIV and AIDS. Pelosi retweeted the clip herself, adding, "We're still marching. We will do so until we get full equality under the law."

Watch the 31-year-old footage below, where Pelosi explains why she stuck her neck out for LGBTQ rights. Something she's done time and again.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.