Congresswoman Lee Speaks Out Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released this statement and these videos marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia:

“Unfortunately, homophobia, transphobia and discrimination against the LGBT community can still be found in communities across our nation and around the world. Whether it is in the form of hatred, exclusion, bigotry or violence, no form of discrimination should be acceptable in our society,” said Congresswoman Lee.  “No one should ever feel unsafe in their school, community or home because of their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.  Ensuring the safety and health of our LGBT family, friends and neighbors should be our highest priority.”

Yesterday, she spoke out against homophobia and transphobia on the House Floor.

Additionally, Congresswoman Lee participated in the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus’s #WeAreWithYou video project.

Congresswoman Lee is a founding member and Vice Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. She authored and introduced H. Res. 263, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Democrat Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity.