Joe Biden promised the LGBTQ community he would fight for them. Here’s what they want. As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden vowed to work toward LGBTQ equality.
At an ABC News town hall in October, he told the mother of a transgender girl that there should be “zero discrimination” against transgender people and that he would take action to reverse many of Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ policies.
Only a few days before the election, Biden said he would make the Equality Act, which would prohibit a number of forms of discrimination against LGBTQ people, a legislative priority in his first 100 days in office.
In an interview with Philadelphia Gay News, he also said he supported the passage of the LGBTQ Essential Data Act and Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, which LGBTQ groups have also championed.
He was also the first president-elect to thank transgender voters in an acceptance speech and has assembled a transition team that includes several LGBTQ staffers who could influence his agenda as president.
Now that LGBTQ advocacy groups will have an ally in the White House, they’re laying out a clear agenda for what they hope to see from the new administration — from banning conversion […]