WASHINGTON, DC – On May 17, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement honoring the 2021 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia:
“Today, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we recognized the great strides we’ve made since the World Health Organization (WHO) took the long overdue step of declassifying ‘homosexuality’ as a mental disorder in 1990 and recognize all the work we still have left to do here at home and around the world to protect the rights and lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
“In February, I proudly voted with my House colleagues to pass the Equality Act to explicitly outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. No one should be fired from their job or lose their home because of who they are or who they love. Everyone is entitled to dignity and equality. Today and every day, we must reject bigotry and discrimination against LGBTQIA+ individuals and recommit to a future in which everyone is treated equally under the law. The Senate must pass the Equality Act.”