Even as LGBTQ+ events postponed, Pride can never be cancelled

It's been a difficult year for America, a four year reign really, lacking in leadership. It could be easy for the LGBTQ+ community to again feel forgotten. It's supposed to be a joyous time of celebration. The rainbow lights that once lit up the White House are off, parades are canceled.

As the 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' order lifts, it's a perfect time to safely be out and be proud. This month, and every month, continue your confidence. Hold your head high. Know you're loved, accepted and celebrated for exactly who you are.

#YouMeUs calls on each of us to reach out, understand and support one another. It demands us to be better allies within our own community.

The first #Pride was a protest outside the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969, led by black transgender women. Your understanding of what our black brothers and sisters are going through right now runs deep. So, thank you. Your selfless patience, alliance, and your advocacy has not gone unnoticed.

The Marriage Equality Act was a huge step in attaining human rights, but we must go further. The LGBTQ+ community still faces violence, discrimination in the workplace, and obstacles in housing and adoption. The transgender community still has hurdles in healthcare, in the military, and in public restrooms. We can combat a lot through legislation.

In spite of extreme adversity facing members of the LGBTQ+ community, #StillWe must come together to support, love, resist, and help each other thrive.

You deserve unashamed representation in Congress. I will fight for you. Have an empowering Pride Month, everyone. Stay strong. 🏳️‍🌈 pride.com