REVERE, MA – Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) released the following statement to mark the start of LGBTQ Pride Month 2022.

“This Pride Month, we honor the achievements of the LGBTQ community and recommit to protecting the safety and dignity of every person, regardless of who they love or how they express their gender and sexual identities. We celebrate the many faces and experiences that make up the LGBTQ community and make space for those who are not yet able to come out as their true selves. As states and local governments across the country target LGBTQ kids and families, the Senate must join House Democrats and pass the Equality Act. All children – including transgender kids and teens – deserve safety, dignity, and freedom of expression, and I will never stop fighting until that dream becomes a reality for us all.”