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Out Rep. Mark Pocan, other Dems join call for Biden to drop out

Pocan, the head of the Congressional Equality Caucus, is saying it's time for a new generation of leaders.

Gay members of Congress worried about mpox outbreak ask for data in letter to Joe Biden (exclusive)

Reps. Ritchie Torres and Mark Pocan sent a letter to the president and Health and Human Services Secretary to learn what the administration is doing to prepare against a potentially worse mpox outbreak.

Democrats introduce bill to aid older LGBTQ+ Americans in rural areas

The Elder Pride Act would establish a grant program to improve services for this population.

Fighting back against MAGA’s attacks on equality

As the Republican-led House focuses on passing anti-LGBTQI+ measures, members of the Congressional Equality Caucus remain vigilant in advocating for equality.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

LGBTQ+ and allied members of Congress introduce Trans Day of Visibility resolution

The resolution recognizes the accomplishments of trans people and commits to affirming their rights.

Out Congress members outraged as anti-LGBTQ+ bills advance

U.S. House committees approved an anti-trans sports bill and one allowing faith-based discrimination by college groups.

Right-wing group won't condemn Uganda's 'kill the gays' law, enraging queer Democrats

"When you’re given the opportunity to publicly oppose a law that permits the government to execute LGBTQI+ people just because of who they are, why wouldn’t you take it?" says Congressional Equality Caucus Chair Mark Pocan.

Superman, Batman, and Robert Garcia: A gay Democrat’s stand against his political villains

The California congressman, who lives rent-free in Marjorie Taylor Greene’s head, opens up about his experience as a rising star who’s at the same time witnessing and standing in the way of Republicans’ worst inclinations.

House Republicans are 'obsessed' with attacking LGBTQ+ people, say Democratic lawmakers

GOP lawmakers should lay off the assault on LGBTQ+ rights, the Congressional Equality Caucus says in a new report.

Gay lawmaker demands to know extent of U.S. Christian group's ties to Uganda's deadly antigay law

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, sent a pointed letter to the Fellowship Foundation, the right-wing group also known as the Family.

Senate Democrats urged to reject anti-LGBTQ+ measures in funding bills by coalition (exclusive)

The Human Rights Campaign and ACLU lead the charge, with 63 groups, challenging discriminatory riders in congressional budget talks.

Democrats in Congress Introduce Transgender Day of Remembrance Resolution

"This resolution honors the lives of the trans people we have lost to senseless violence and stands as a symbol of their resilience," says U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

MAGA Republicans Continue to Abuse Funding Bills to Push an Anti-LGBTQ+ Agenda

"I’ve seen firsthand how Republicans are using these bills...to target marginalized communities for discrimination and exclusion," writes U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley.

Gay Rep. Mark Pocan on Anti-LGBTQ+ House Speaker Mike Johnson and Republican Leadership

Rep. Mark Pocan compares the GOP leadership transition to musical chairs, while questioning Speaker Mike Johnson's dedication to serving everyone.

Democrats Demand That Biden, Leaders Reject Anti-LGBTQ+ Riders in Any Funding Bill

Amid a looming government shutdown, over 160 lawmakers advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in 2024 appropriations discussions.

Democrats Introduce Bills to Create National LGBTQ+ History and Culture Museum

Legislation was introduced to establish a dedicated museum within the Smithsonian Institution, which garnered broad support from the Congressional Equality Caucus.

Speaker Mike Johnson Roundly Condemned by LGBTQ+ Groups, Biden Campaign, and Democrats

There's much backlash to the election of U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, a homophobe, transphobe, and election denier as speaker of the House.

Equality Democrats Blast Republicans' Bigoted Amendments in Funding Bills

As a government shutdown looms, the Equality Caucus decries anti-LGBTQ+ bill riders.

Lauren Boebert Under Fire for Horrifying Transphobic Comments About Pentagon Official

Boebert's Democratic colleagues were quick to come to the official's defense.