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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representing the 1st District of New Mexico

Rep. Lujan Grisham Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month

Jun 8, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Lujan Grisham Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement today in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month, which is observed during the month of June:

During LGBTQ Pride Month, in New Mexico and across the world, we celebrate the vibrancy of the LGBTQ community and reaffirm our commitment to the right of all people to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

“Ensuring equal rights for LGBTQ Americans is one of the defining struggles of our time. This month, we recognize the contributions and courageous activism that LGBTQ Americans and advocates have demonstrated in the fight against discrimination and intolerance over the years. More than ever, we must reject hateful and discriminatory ideologies and policies, and fight to preserve and expand the hard-earned progress that so many have struggled for.

“Congress should honor the sacrifices of LGBTQ Americans and advocates by passing the bipartisan Equality Act, which would once and for all uphold the rights and fundamental pillars of human dignity enshrined in the Civil Rights Act more than 50 years ago. It is only through our continued efforts that we will ensure that every American is entitled to dignity, respect, and their unalienable rights - no matter who they are or whom they love.”