Nancy Pelosi: ‘Right-Wing Forces Target Trans Students’

CNSNews.com Staff | May 18, 2022 | 4:33pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) put out a statement on Tuesday to highlight the “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia” and in her statement she said that “right-wing forces target trans students.”

“International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is an opportunity to join together in condemning the vile hate that still threatens the safety, well-being and fulfillment of our LGBTQ friends, neighbors and loved ones,” Pelosi said in her statement.

“Today, and every day, we recommit to rooting out discrimination from our schools, our workplaces and the very fabric of our society,” she said.

“That fight remains as urgent as ever, as right-wing forces target trans students, Republican leaders threaten to unwind marriage equality and a radical Supreme Court takes aim at Americans’ most fundamental rights,” said Pelosi.

“Subjected to hateful discrimination and violence, many LGBTQ Americans continue to fear for their jobs, their homes and even their lives,” she said.

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement:

Statement on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2022

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:

“International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is an opportunity to join together in condemning the vile hate that still threatens the safety, well-being and fulfillment of our LGBTQ friends, neighbors and loved ones.  Today, and every day, we recommit to rooting out discrimination from our schools, our workplaces and the very fabric of our society.  That fight remains as urgent as ever, as right-wing forces target trans students, Republican leaders threaten to unwind marriage equality and a radical Supreme Court takes aim at Americans’ most fundamental rights.

“Subjected to hateful discrimination and violence, many LGBTQ Americans continue to fear for their jobs, their homes and even their lives. House Democrats have long been proud to combat this inhuman bigotry alongside courageous LGBTQ leaders and advocates–from ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to enacting landmark hate crime protections. Today, we remain unwavering in our commitment to the continued struggle for justice. Last year, the Democratic House again passed the Equality Act, historic legislation codifying non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans under the Civil Rights Act. And this February, guided by the tireless advocacy of Congressman David Cicilline, the House passed the Global Respect Act to sanction foreign officials responsible for anti-LGBTQ discrimination and violence. As he restores America’s global leadership, President Biden is leveraging the power of American diplomacy to further combat vicious human rights violations against LGBTQ communities around the world.

“May today serve as a rallying cry for all Americans to speak out against hate and to rekindle hope for a brighter future. As San Francisco’s fearless Harvey Milk once said, ‘Hope will never be silent.’ Channeling the wisdom of his words, let us renew our resolve to secure the liberation of full equality for everyone, everywhere.”

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