"Love is Love" ― unknown
Despite recent progress, LGBTQIA+ Americans continue to face many challenges in the United States. LGBTQIA+ people face discrimination in employment, adoption, housing, and within the legal system. Discrimination rates are even higher for LGBTQIA+ people of color. LGBTQIA+ people can still be fired from their jobs in 28 states, and LGBTQIA+ youth face higher rates of bullying, suicide, and homelessness than their heterosexual peers. State legislatures continue to introduce hundreds of bills that seek to limit the rights of LGBTQIA+ people.
I look forward to the day when equality for LGBTQIA+ citizens is automatic and non-controversial and that laws to protect the LGBTQIA+ community are unnecessary. Until that time, I will stand with my fellow citizens and fight to protect:
Equal access to housing and employment without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Nondiscrimination in adoption proceedings.
Equality in military policies.
Full access to Health Information for spouses and partners.