June marks LGBTQIA+ Pride month – a time to recognize the lives, stories, challenges, and triumphs held by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities across the globe. This is an important time where we can collectively support and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community through our words and actions.
It is also a time to push for meaningful legislation that will affirm the rights of LGBTQIA+ people.
The Equality Act is critical legislation that has passed the House and is ready to be signed into law by President Biden if it can pass the Senate.
AFGE calls on the Senate to swiftly pass this long-overdue legislation. For far too long, LGBTQIA+ people have been denied basic civil rights, and this ban on discrimination toward members of this community is a major step toward ensuring true equality for all people.
It is past time to act on this important legislation to codify the rights of LGBTQIA+ people into law.
All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of who they are, how they look, or who they love.
Support LGBTQIA+ workers year-round
Woven into the fabric of the labor movement are LGBTQIA+ workers who are leading and fighting alongside us to advance the rights of workers around the globe. The AFL-CIO's constituency group, Pride at Work, is actively working to build power for LGBTQIA+ working people and is an avenue where union members can get involved in advancing the rights of LGBTQIA+ people.
Click here to learn more about Pride at Work and support their important work.