Rep. Maloney Statement Commemorating LGBTQ Pride Month
WASHINGTON, DC -- As LBGTQ Pride Month comes to an end, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement after joining her House colleagues to introduce a resolution formally recognizing Pride Month.
“Today, I joined 94 of my House colleagues to offer a resolution recognizing June 2018 as LGBTQ Pride Month, so that this important time for the LGBTQ community and its allies is officially recognized by the US Government.
“Each year, we mark LGBTQ Pride Month by celebrating the incredible contributions the LGBTQ community has made in pushing our country toward fairness and equality and to recognize the strides we still need to make. I reaffirm my pledge to be an ally and fight for full and total equality because no one should be fired from their job, evicted from their home, or denied services because of who they are and who they love. I will continue to fight with my colleagues to pass the Equality Act, much needed civil rights legislation that will provide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people all across this country.”