Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement in recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, which is celebrated each year in June.
"LGBT Pride Month is a time to celebrate the progress we have made towards achieving equality for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
"I was honored last Congress to join the NOH8 campaign in support of marriage equality, reaffirming my belief that love is love. Earlier this year, I fought tirelessly to help reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that is inclusive of all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including LGBT victims. Standing behind President Obama during the VAWA signing is not a moment I will soon forget.
"This month, I am also proud to celebrate my Wisconsin friends and LGBT Members of Congress -- Senator Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay United States Senator and Representative Mark Pocan, whose husband became the first LGBT partner to receive a Congressional spousal ID.
"Since the Stonewall riots in June 1969, we have made great progress towards securing equal rights and opportunities for all Americans. While we recognize that there is more work to be done, I encourage all people to celebrate the achievements of the LGBT community and the diversity they bring to our great nation."