Vice President Kamala Harris walked in the Capital Pride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C., making history as the first VP to march.
Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff wore graphic T-shirts that read “Love is love” and “Love first.”
“We celebrate all of the accomplishments, but we need to pass the Equality Act,” Harris said. “We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing. There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”
The Biden-Harris administration has brought LGBTQ issues to the forefront, as President Biden reversed Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military and restored transgender health protections. He also issued a proclamation recognizing June as Pride Month, vowing to fight for equality for the LGBTQ community.
“LGBTQ Americans, I want you to know: We see you. We hear you,” Harris wrote in an IG caption. “President Joe Biden and I will not rest until everyone has equal protection under the law. Happy #Pride.”