Rep. Maloney Statement on Pride Month 2020
NEW YORK, NY — Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement today in recognition of Pride Month 2020.
“I am proud to stand as an ally today, this Pride Month, and every day. As we celebrate the hard fought wins for LGBTQIA+ equality and pay tribute to those who gave up so much for acceptance and equality, we must recognize that we still have work to do.
“As a New Yorker, I am immensely proud of our City’s central place in the history of the LGBTQIA+ equality movement. The history of the Stonewall Uprising was recently commemorated by the federal government when we won national monument designation for the Stonewall Inn. The work of those pioneering and heroic activists continues today in the fight to pass the Equality Act, the PRIDE Act, and the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act in Congress. It continues as we fight on the city and state level to ensure the safety and dignity of all members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and it continues as we cry out that Black Lives Matter —because there are still far too many transgender women of color murdered for who are they are. We must say their names and work daily to end this persecution.
“On this first day of Pride Month 2020, I remain a committed and proud ally and promise to never stop fighting until all members of the LGBTQIA+ community can live without fear of discrimination and persecution.”