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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.
Feb 11, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –Today, Representatives Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and David N. Cicilline, Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the Kremlin’s forcible return of two gay men into the hands of Chechen authorities known to have committed gross violations of human rights
Feb 11, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus praised the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s announcement that it will immediately begin administering and enforcing the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. At a time when the American people are struggling through economic hardship, it is more important than ever that no one be denied housing as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Feb 4, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus welcomed the Biden Administration’s new Presidential Memorandum focused on international LGBTQI+ concerns. The Caucus believes that the U.S. must reclaim a leadership role on issues of human rights including the rights of LGBTQ people worldwide. The Caucus and its leaders have advanced several internationally-focused bills in recent years including the Global Respect Act, the International Human Rights Defense Act and the GLOBE Act.
Feb 2, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauds the historic bipartisan confirmation of Pete Buttigieg to the position of Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg is the first openly gay Senate-confirmed Cabinet official in U.S. history and the Caucus looks forward to working with him on our shared goals.
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.

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