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Exclusive: Congressional LGBTQ Equality PAC throws support to Biden

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) speaks at a press conference for the Equality Act. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) The Equality PAC, the political action committee lead by openly LGBTQ members of Congress, has thrown its support behind Joseph Biden in the 2020 presidential election. In a statement exclusive to the Washington Blade, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said the Equality PAC, which he co-chairs, is backing Biden because he “has been a strong leader on LGBTQ issues over his career and as president will continue to be a champion for our community.” “Too many LGBTQ Americans can still get fired from their jobs or kicked out of their homes just because of who they are,” said Cicilline. “This is wrong and it’s why electing Joe Biden is critical in our fight for full equality.” The endorsement was timed to coincide with the anniversary of U.S. House passage of the Equality Act, a comprehensive LGBTQ bill that a chamber of Congress approved for the first time in history last year , and the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia. “ ​One year ago the House made history and passed the Equality Act, which protects all LGBTQ Americans from […]

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