Washington, DC – Today, June 1st, 2023, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) released the following statement celebrating the start of Pride Month.
“This Pride Month is more important than ever before as the number of attacks against the LGBTQ community by MAGA extremists are increasing,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Ranking Member Mark Takano and Congressman Ritchie Torres. “Over the past year, we have witnessed these extremists target trans people, drag queens, LGBTQ children and other essential groups that make our community strong. To fight back, it is critical that we proudly display our pride, express our love for one another, and continue our progress to create a more accepting and inclusive society for all.”
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.