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Sep 22, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauds an announcement from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that will allow LGBTQ+ servicemembers who previously received an other-than-honorable discharge for sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status to receive VA benefits.
Sep 3, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the Equality Caucus, alongside Reps. Mike Levin (CA-49), Kathleen M. Rice (NY-04), Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), reintroduced the SERVE (Securing the Rights our Veterans Earned) Act to guarantee and protect VA benefits for LGBTQ+ veterans discharged from the Armed Forces due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Aug 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus remembers the legacy of Ambassador James Hormel, the first openly gay ambassador to serve the United States.
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.

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