From the Transgender Military Ban to directing hospital officials, staff, and insurance companies to deny LGBTQ+ patients care based on their personal beliefs, the Trump Administration has proven that they will stop at nothing to dehumanize the LBGTQ+ community.
When I am in Congress, not only will I work to reverse these cruel policies; but, I will also fight for proactive protections of the rights of the LGBTQ+ people in all areas of their lives. I will work to pass the Equality Act, ensuring that members of the LGBTQ+ community are not discriminated against in housing and access to public spaces. I will increase LGBTQ+ access to healthcare by passing a universal healthcare program that expressly includes protections from discrimination.
LGBTQ+ youth experience depression and anxiety at higher rates and only 26% of LGBTQ+ youth reported feeling safe in their classrooms. We must provide special protections for this community by ensuring that Title IX includes protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and ban the inhumane practice of conversion therapy.