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9 Moments in 2023 That Made LGBTQ+ History

Author: Trudy Ring

Nine Moments in 2023 That Made LGBTQ+ History

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instagram @kimpetras“I just wanted to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open for me so I could be here tonight,” Petras said in her acceptance speech.Also in 2023, Petras was a cover model on Sports Illustrated’

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ROBERT GARCIA FOR CONGRESSHe added that as somebody who wasn’t born with American citizenship but who earned it, he understands what patriotism and love of country mean.

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Courtesy GLAADIn her speech, author and activist Giselle, representing the National Black Justice Coalition, called for an inclusive movement. “If your fight, if your advocacy, if your moments, if your words do not include the struggles of all Black people, then it is trash,” she said. “If you willfully look over the transgressions happening to your Black and Brown queer brothers, sisters, and siblings while expecting us all to move into this movement without resentment, you’re sadly mistaken.”

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Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff hosted a star-studded LGBTQ+ Pride reception at their official residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., in June.

In partnership with GLAAD, Harris and Emhoff welcomed dozens of LGBTQ+ community members, activists, and allies to celebrate Pride while taking seriously the perilous moment that has seen right-wing extremists attempt to strip the community of its rights.

More than 32 states and territories were represented among attendees, according to a White House official. Celebrities present included Bobby Berk from Queer Eye, drag performer and social media influencer Pattie Gonia, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Assistant Secretary for Health for the Department of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine, Jeff Hiller and Murray Hill from the critically acclaimed show Somebody Somewhere, gay freestyle skiing Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy, Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning out actor Ariana DeBose, her Schmicago costar Dove Cameron, and technology journalist Kara Swisher. And pictured, with the vice president, is Advocate digital editor Alex Cooper.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Trudy Ring

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