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(Photo courtesy of White House Office of Public Engagement)

In celebration of Pride Month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced new actions to protect LGBTQ+ communities from attacks on their rights and safety. Over a dozen states have enacted anti-LGBTQI+ laws that violate Americans’ most basic values and freedoms as Americans and the White House says they stand with the LGBTQI+ community in the face of these attacks.

The Administration announced new actions to protect the LGBTQI+ community by:

  1. Protecting LGBTQI+ communities from attacks on their rights and safety by launching a new LGBTQI+ Community Safety Partnership and announcing that the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department will serve as the Department’s liaison to the LGBTQI+ community on issues related to protecting the rights of the community.
  2. Supporting LGBTQI+ kids so they can thrive by strengthening mental health resources for LGBTQI+ youth, launching a new federal initiative to address LGBTQI+ youth homelessness, releasing federal funding to support programs that help parents affirm their LGBTQI+ kids, and advancing new regulations to protect LGBTQI+ youth in foster care.
  3. Shielding LGBTQI+ Americans from book bans that threaten their rights by announcing that the Department of Education will appoint a new coordinator to address the growing threat that book bans pose for the civil rights of students.

These actions build on President Biden delivering for LGBTQI+ Americans by ending the ban on transgender troops, signing the Respect for Marriage Act, fighting against so-called “conversion therapy,” and advancing LGBTQI+ human rights around the globe. On the heels of these new announcements, President Biden joined LGBTQI+ families for a historic celebration on the South Lawn to demonstrate that LGBTQI+ people belong in the People’s House.

Learn more about the specific actions here.



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