History

The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2008 by Co-Chairs Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Barney Frank (D-MA), along with Members of Congress who are strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. and around the world.

Today, the Caucus is co-chaired by the seven openly LGBTQ+ Members of Congress. 

Our Co-Chairs during the 116th Congress are Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI); Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY); Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI); Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA); Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN); Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS); Rep Chris Pappas (D-NH).

The Caucus also has two Task Forces: The Transgender Equality Task Force chaired by Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA); The LGBT Aging Issues Task Force chaired by Rep. Theodore Deutch (D-FL).