Joe Biden makes pledge to lead the “most pro-equality administration in history” of America

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12/06/2020

In brief remarks at the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference, President-elect Joe Biden told listeners that he is “committed” to making an LGBTQ-affirming administration along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Citing the record number of out LGBTQ elected officials in this election cycle, the President-elect remarked that “it’s an honor to be an ally, and have been in the battle with all of you.” “Vice President-elect Harris and I are committed to being the most pro-equality administration in history,” Biden said in brief virtual remarks. “But we can’t do it without you,” he added, “and we can’t do it without my dear friend Nancy Pelosi.” Biden’s pledge came as more and more analysis indicates that Donald Trump would have won reelection if not for LGBTQ voters. Biden spoke to the conference, organized by the LGBTQ Victory Institute, on December 4 as an introduction to a panel interview of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) by MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart. He was the first President-elect to speak at the event in its 36-year history. Pelosi was being honored with the Institute’s inaugural LGBTQ History Maker Award, in recognition of the tenth anniversary of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” being repealed by Congress.

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