Thursday, April 29, 2021

President Biden backs trans youth in his first address

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Joe Biden came with a simple message for trans youth: He has your back.

The Democratic US president struck a hopeful tone for his first address 100 days into his presidency. But after promoting his various blockbuster plans to reshape America to a room with more chairs than people, he took his address to where no US president has done before.

In a brief but impactful line, he recommitted his pledge to pass the Equality Act before saying to a standing ovation: “To all the transgender Americans watching at home, especially the young people who are so brave, I want you to know that your president has your back.”

“I also hope Congress can get to my desk the Equality Act to protect the rights of LGBT+ Americans,” Biden added during the address.

His words come at a truly imperilling time for trans Americans.

Thanks Mr. President!

Watch the moment below:

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