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Jun 25, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT+ Equality Caucus congratulates Jessica Stern who has been named by President Biden to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons.
Jun 25, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus hails President Biden’s historic bill signing, which designates the Pulse Nightclub as a national memorial five years after the tragedy in Orlando, Florida.
Jun 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus welcomes the recent decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand its offerings to include gender confirmation surgeries.
Jun 7, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT+ Equality Caucus in partnership with the House Foreign Affairs Committee has sent a letter to the Office of the Vice President expressing concern over the situation in Guatemala and encouraging Vice President Harris to continue her inclusive approach as she engages in the region.
May 10, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reversing a rule by the Trump Administration that allowed discrimination in health and medical care against especially vulnerable groups including LGBTQ+ people.
Apr 29, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is announcing its support for HR1, the For the People Act, led by Caucus Member John Sarbanes (MD-3). The Caucus recognizes that many LGBTQ people already face barriers to voting and this problem is even more relevant in the transgender community who face challenges in securing identification that matches their identity. The Caucus is proud to stand in solidarity with all of the members who have been working tirelessly on this effort and hopes to provide additional support as this bill becomes law.
Apr 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauded the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for withdrawing a rule proposed by the Trump Administration that would have allowed discrimination in access to emergency shelter.
Mar 26, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is excited to announce the leadership of the Transgender Equality Task Force for the 117th Congress. The Task Force will work with the Caucus to amplify transgender issues and take on special projects to help elevate the Caucus’ concerns. As a first step, the Co-Chairs are releasing a resolution that will begin circulating today honoring International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Mar 24, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauds today’s historic bipartisan confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health in the Biden Administration.
Feb 25, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus celebrates today’s historic House passage of the Equality Act (HR 5), legislation that expands the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other existing statutes, to extend non-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community.

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