New episode of Ms. Magazine’s On The Issues with Michele Goodwin Podcast on LGBTQ Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 20, 2020 On the Issues with Michele Goodwin is a new issues- and policy-focused podcast featuring feminist analysis, insightful conversations and exciting guests. This is the first podcast from Ms. magazine, a legacy feminist publication. In each bi-weekly episode, host Dr. Michele Goodwin and special guests will tackle the most […]

Biden Is Returning the U.S. to an Era of LGBTQ Inclusion: “America’s Strength Is Found in Its Diversity”

In a landmark executive order applauded by LGBTQ advocates and organizations, President Joe Biden repealed the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military.

In his first 100 days, Biden is expected to take more actions towards reversing many of the Trump administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people, as well as expanding LGBTQ rights and protections.

What President Biden’s LGBTQ Executive Order Does and Doesn’t Do

As part of a slate of executive orders signed by President Biden on his first day in office, he issued an “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” It is now the policy of this administration that “[e]very person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love”—a salve after four years of relentless attacks by the Trump administration on LGBTQ people in all aspects of life.

What to Expect From a Biden Presidency: On LGBTQ+ Equality

President-Elect Joe Biden has pledged to pursue an aggressive plan to advance LGBTQ+ equality in the U.S. and around the world. After four years of the Trump administration rolling back LGBTQ+ rights at home and abroad, Biden has his work cut out for him.

The Biden-Harris administration plans to move the U.S. toward a government-wide focus on uplifting of LGBTQ+ people at home and abroad.