Maloney Statement on 2019 LGBTQ Pride Month
As Pride Month 2019 comes to end, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement ahead of this weekend’s Pride Parade in New York City.
“As we mark the end of this year’s Pride Month, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising here in NYC, I am reminded of all the work still ahead of us to make sure that no LGBTQ individual is treated unfairly, unequally, or is made to feel unsafe.
“Earlier this year, I was proud to join my colleagues in passing The Equality Act, landmark civil rights legislation that ensures equal rights for all LGBTQ individuals across the country. This week, I joined my colleagues to introduce the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act so that federal surveys, like the decennial census, collect information about sexual orientation and gender identity. We know that the LGBTQ community faces daily harassment, violence, and unequal treatment but we still need comprehensive data so that our policies and proposals effectively serve all of our constituents.
“Under a Trump Administration that daily spews hate and fear, I know it is hard for people to live as they truly are; fear is a terrible thing to live with and the hatemongers will answer for the harm they cause. Under all circumstances, I am proud to be a vocal ally of the LGBTQ community and promise to work with my friends and allies toward a future of equality, justice and inclusion.”