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

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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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