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Jan 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is pleased to see important steps already taken by the Biden Administration to promote fairness and equality for the LGBTQ+ community and applauds the President and his team for taking a principled stance on inclusion.
Dec 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus praised the selection of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation, noting the historic nature of the selection and thanked President-Elect Joseph R. Biden for paving the way for the first LGBTQ cabinet member. Buttigieg has already made history as the youngest mayor of South Bend, Indiana and the first openly gay candidate to win a primary state. The Caucus sends him its congratulations and looks forward to working with him and his team.
Dec 11, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Discrimination is wrong. Transgender Americans deserve the opportunity to live their lives with the same dignity and respect as everyone else.
Dec 8, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus released a letter in public support of nominating LGBTQ+ people to the next presidential administration. Comprehensive and inclusive policies for all Americans begin with representation.
Nov 12, 2020 Press Release


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Aug 20, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, 148 Members of the House, along with 24 Senators, submitted an amicus brief on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, an upcoming Supreme Court case that focuses on the issue of discrimination in the foster care and adoption system.
Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus continues to oppose Secretary Pompeo’s attempts to rewrite the human rights principles of the United States through the creation and operation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights.
Jun 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, and Democratic Women's Caucus released the following statement today condemning the finalized Trump administration rule that rolls back Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects individuals seeking health care services, including comprehensive reproductive health care, from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, race, national origin, age, and disability and provides protections for individuals with Limited English Proficiency
Jun 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT+ Equality Caucus celebrated the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision affirming that Title VII protects against employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Jan 27, 2015 In The News

Steny Hoyer

Aug 14, 2014 In The News
Roll Call

Capitol Hill is getting its sole transgender staff member, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute announced Thursday.

Aug 1, 2014 In The News
Jul 24, 2014 In The News
Park Labrea News Beverly Press

President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and agencies from discriminating against employees on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Jul 21, 2014 In The News
E-news Park Forest

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—July 21, 2014. Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after President Obama signed his executive order banning federal contractors from workplace discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity:

Jun 12, 2014 In The News
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Blog

This week the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus held a briefing on LGBT Youth Homelessness in Cannon House Office Building, and one by one, panelists called on Congress to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

Jun 7, 2014 In The News
The Capital Times

Tess Welch never thought the day would come that she could marry her partner of 40 years, Nancy Barklage, in the state of Wisconsin. 

The couple moved to Wisconsin in 1979, after meeting in Missouri. They both remember being pelted with stones and bottle rockets while marching in pride parades decades ago. 

Jun 3, 2014 In The News
San Diego Jewish World

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) released the following statement to mark the official beginning of marriage equality in Illinois. The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn last year, allowed same-sex couples to marry in the state as of June 1.

Feb 16, 2014 In The News
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May 10, 2016 Video

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that a civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory over the state's controversial bathroom law.

Feb 3, 2016 Video

WATCH: Congressman David Cicilline introduces an amendment to protect President Obama’s executive order prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors.


Jun 25, 2014 Video



On June 25, 2014, Rep. Al Green joined other members of the LGBT Equality Caucus in honoring and celebrating LGBT Pride Month in the month of June.