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US Democratic platform makes historic pledges for LGBT+ equality

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The Democratic Party has unveiled its platform for November’s elections and it is the most LGBT+ inclusive ever.

The party makes major pledges to reverse President Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT+ policies.

Meanwhile it pledges to ban ‘conversion therapy’, pass the Equality Act and make America a world leader in LGBT+ rights.

Moreover, it recognizes the differing needs of various parts of the community in more detail than ever before. In particular it refers to ‘non-binary’ and ‘non-conforming’ people and recognizes intersectionality, talking about ‘trans people of color’, for example.

Symbolizing this commitment to tackling discrimination in the US, the opening section says:

‘We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, or white supremacy.‘Democrats will protect and promote the equal rights of all our citizens – women, LGBTQ+ people, religious minorities, people with disabilities, Native Americans, and all who have been discriminated against in too many ways and for too many generations.’Indeed, the preamble concludes with a quote from gay black American poet Langston Hughes:‘O, let America be America again – the land that never has been yet – and yet must be – the land where every man is free.’ Reversing Trump’s trans military ban and passing Equality Act […]

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