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: