LGBT+ rights groups hope Biden win helps marginalised communities

 | 
11/7/2020

Joe Biden’s win in the U.S. presidential election will help give a voice to marginalised LGBT+ communities, rights groups said on Saturday, after he promised to overturn a ban on transgender personnel joining the military and clampdown on discrimination. Biden captured the presidency on Saturday as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership and embraced his promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix the economy in a divided nation. “Now is a time to come together, for the sake of our country and the most marginalised among us,” said Sam Brinton, vice-president of advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project, which works to prevent suicide among LGBT+ youth. “Ending the public health crisis of LGBTQ youth suicide will require urgent action,” Brinton said in a statement. After four days of nail-biting suspense following Tuesday’s election, LGBT+ rights organisation GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said the final result affirmed that “every vote and every voter counts”. “LGBTQ people and all marginalised Americans came together to make this victory possible, and now the journey to safety, equality and acceptance can continue forward,” Ellis said in a statement.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
We always knew Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, was a queen. But it wasn’t until 2022 that we learned Ellis-Taylor was a bisexual queen. Two years …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
The US ambassador in Budapest has accused the government of Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, of using a “machinery of fear” to launch …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/24/2024
We always knew Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, was a queen. But it wasn’t until 2022 that we learned Ellis-Taylor was a bisexual queen. Two years …
Added on: 06/23/2024
The U.S. Ambassador to Hungary hasn’t exactly been embraced by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government. But now, it seems, things are getting petty. David …
Added on: 06/23/2024
Liberal-leaning Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor argued that the Court countered a landmark gay marriage ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, in a recent case, Department …