Washington, DC – Tonight Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign:
“Another Donald Trump presidency presents a serious threat to our nation’s LGBTQ community which continues to face rampant homophobia and transphobia fueled by his divisiveness. Donald Trump and those who wish to follow in his footsteps continue to use our community – and LGBTQ kids in particular – as political pawns in their quest for power.
“When our fundamental rights are challenged, our kids’ safety and wellbeing are threatened and our leaders are terrorized, going back is not an option. Donald Trump is one of the most bigoted leaders of our time and his continued anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and actions are dangerous and unqualifying.
“With this year’s Rainbow Wave, it’s clear our community has never been more powerful or unified. We will leverage this momentum into 2023 and 2024 as we use every ounce of our strength to support fiercely pro-equality, pro-choice leaders ready to defend our community. The next presidential election is an opportunity for voters to break from candidates who promote the politics of hate and instead choose a leader who supports fairness and equality for all Americans.”
LGBTQ Victory Fund
LGBTQ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of openly LGBTQ candidates win local, state and federal elections.