LGBTQ+ Democrats on Pride Month
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020
DELRAY BEACH, FL — Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement regarding Pride Month:
“It is unfortunate that all Americans have not achieved equality. The LGBTQ community has been on the path to equality since the Stonewall Riots in June 1969. We’ve made great progress but still have much more work to do. During that same time, Black Americans have also been fighting for their equality, and the events of the past week are a painful reminder that people of color face discrimination that can have deadly consequences. We can’t forget that we are in this together, and that the Stonewall uprising was sparked by Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans woman.
“As we grapple with the losses of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others, we must redouble our efforts to end racial injustice once and for all. We won’t achieve equality until everyone is treated equally. The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus stands with those in the fight for equality – a fundamental principle of our country.”
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