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President Biden calls trans youth “brave” in historic speech to joint session of Congress

President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress. The leaders of the Senate and House – Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi – sat behind him. President Joe Biden stood up for transgender rights and called on the Senate to pass the Equality Act in a historic speech before a joint session of Congress.

“I also hope Congress can get to my desk the Equality Act to protect the rights of LGBTQ Americans,” Biden told Congress while discussing major initiatives that are being held up in the Senate.

Then he specifically addressed trans youth: “To all the transgender Americans watching at home — especially the young people who are so brave – I want you to know that your president has your back.” “To all the transgender Americans watching at home – especially the young people who are so brave – I want you to know that your president has your back.” – @POTUS #JointAddress pic.twitter.com/QlF07i4FTq — Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) April 29, 2021 Biden’s mention of transgender people comes at a time when dozens of states across the country are considering bills to reduce transgender rights, attacking trans youth’s rights to health care and to participate in […]

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