Political Leaders From the White House to the State House Show LGBTQ+ Youth Support on #SpiritDay

This Spirit Day, national and local political leaders from across the country sent LGBTQ+ a powerful message of support and love. They have your back and are fighting for you! 

Vice President Kamala Harris

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki 

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

The White House Communication and Press Team

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas 

The White House Office of Public Engagement 

The White House Office of Presidential Personnel 

Just this year, we have seen hundreds of anti-LGBTQ+ bills proposed and passed across the country. These attacks are often directed at transgender students, seeking to further marginalize them. It is the responsibility of elected officials to uplift and amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ youth. We need to protect and uplift queer youth across the country and continue the fight for LGBTQ+ progress. 

Chasten Buttigieg

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms 

Among those who went purple were several LGBTQ+ political leaders. They are sending the powerful message of standing up to bullying to their younger LGBTQ+ peers. 

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin 

Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41)

Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01)

Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Jessica Stern

Illinois Rep. Greg Harris 

Virginia Delegate Danica Roem

Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison 

Other political leaders and organizations who expressed their support for #SpiritDay inlcude Attorney General Merrick GarlandRep. Mike Quigley (IL-05), Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Caucus, New York Attorney General Tish James, the LGBT Congressional Staff Association, Rep. John Larson (CT-01), and the Texas State House LGBT Caucus