Equality Caucus Applauds Historic Confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine
DATE: March 24, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Equality Caucus Applauds Historic Confirmation
of Dr. Rachel Levine
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.
“This is an historic moment for the transgender community. With Dr. Rachel Levine’s bipartisan confirmation vote, she became the first transgender person confirmed by the Senate in U.S. history and will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for transgender people around the world. We particularly hope that young transgender people, who are currently facing relentless attacks from opponents of equality, will see in Dr. Levine a role model that proves that their options are unlimited,” said Equality Caucus Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01). “We congratulate Dr. Levine and we look forward to collaborating with her as she takes on this important role.”
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Founded in 2008, the mission of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is to promote equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Caucus, which is led by the nine openly LGBTQ+ members of the House of Representatives, is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. and around the world.