For Immediate Release | June 12, 2020
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DC Democratic Party and Gertrude Stein Club Statement on Pride Month
WASHINGTON, DC — DC Democratic Party Chair Charles Wilson, Vice Chair Linda Gray, and Executive Director Claudette David released the following joint statement in conjunction with the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, DC’s leading Democratic LGBTQ+ organization, on Pride Month:
“This Pride Month comes at an especially tumultuous time in our country. With the death of George Floyd, protests against police brutality across the country, and COVID-19 still spreading, this month that is usually meant for celebration of the LGBTQ+ community instead feels anything but celebratory.
We want to take this opportunity to highlight and uplift the voices of the LGBTQ+ community, especially for Black and Brown members, who have been leading the fight for equality since the beginning by standing up against police brutality and oppressive institutions that threatened the lives and freedoms of LGBTQ+ people. We must not forget or ignore the fact that Pride Month was started by trans women of color. We remember and honor Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and the countless others who have dedicated their lives to the gay rights movement.”
The DC Democratic Party and the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club are dedicated to electing and promoting leaders who will continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights. We are also dedicated to continuing to listen and learn from those who are doing the work, and incorporating their ideas and solutions into our platform and messages.
Chartered by the Democratic National Committee as the elected representatives of the Democratic voters in the District of Columbia, the DC Democratic State Committee “DC Democratic Party” provides input in the affairs of the Democratic Party at the block, precinct, state, and national level. Our priorities include ensuring, preserving, and protecting the principles of Democracy, freedom, equality, and service through political action, fair elections, quality elected officials, strong and vibrant communities, the election of a Democratic nominee for President of the United States, voting rights and statehood for DC. Find out more about what the DC Democratic Party is doing at www.dcdemocraticparty.org.
The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club is the voice of LGBTQ+ Democrats in the District of Columbia. Established in 1976, the Stein Club is one of the oldest Democratic clubs in the District and is a founding chapter of the National Stonewall Democrats.