From Donald Trump and Mike Pence's campaign of hate, to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory's attacks on the LGBTQ community, to the more than 200 anti-LGBT bills that were introduced in 34 states this legislative session--we know that dozens of elected officials across the country are working to roll back LGBTQ equality and the progress we’ve made.
People such as Frank Kameny, Bayard Rustin, Sylvia Rivera, Audre Lorde, Bishop Gene Robinson, Jim Obergefell, among others, had such a huge impact on the fight for LGBTQ equality and beyond.
Now is the time to follow in the footsteps of those who made history, electing pro-equality candidates, like Ann Kirkpatrick, Runn Feingold and Patrick Murphy, and voting for the most pro-equality ticket in presidential ticket in history: Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
Think of all the progress we’ve made under President Obama’s leadership and what could be rolled back, including: nationwide marriage equality; the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell;” non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ employees of federal contractors, landmark hate crimes legislation; greater visibility for transgender people; support for HIV prevention and affordable treatment; and more.
The stakes could not be higher for the LGBTQ community this election.