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Democratic leadership and out lawmakers celebrate Pride Month

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and out lawmakers mark Pride Month.

A path toward dignity and equality with PRIDE Act

The fight for marriage equality has been a long and emotional journey for many in the LGBTQ+ community. The PRIDE Act aims to right the wrongs of the past and ensure equal treatment for all couples, writes congressional representatives of the Equality Caucus.

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.

Lauren Boebert Under Fire for Horrifying Transphobic Comments About Pentagon Official

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

Republicans Again Try to Use Gov't Funding Bills to Target LGBTQ+ People

Late-night amendment to halt anti-discrimination orders follows a disturbing pattern of defunding LGBTQ+ projects.

Democrats Push to Block Defense Funds to Uganda Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

Using the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, two LGBTQ+ members of Congress have joined forces to hold up funds to the African country.

Equality Act, the Sweeping LGBTQ+ Rights Bill, Reintroduced in Congress

The act, which would outlaw anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination nationally, comes at a time of unprecedented state-level attacks on the community.

Gay Congressman David Cicilline on 12 Years Fighting for LGBTQ Rights in the House

Rep. David Cicilline was one of only four out LGBTQ+ members of Congress when he started serving in 2011.

The U.S. House Passes Anti-Transgender Sports Bill

The Senate is unlikely to bring the legislation to a vote.

House Republicans Pass Bill to Restrict Transgender Rights in Schools

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have passed a measure veiled as a parental rights law that is actually a bill meant to exclude transgender people from public education.

New Topics, Same Tricks: Anti-LGBTQ+ Politicians Fall to Their Old Ways

"Our opponents may have lost the battle on marriage equality, but they are still doing what they do best: fabricating lies and spreading misinformation to undermine the rights of our community."