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USAP issues National Call to Action

The U.S. Association of Prides today issued a national call to action, urging all Pride organizers and LGBTQ+ community members to take local action in defense of LGBTQ+ rights.

Community members should take action now to, among others, contact their state lawmakers to urge against the passage and support of a wide range of anti-LGBTQ+ bills and legislation. More than 460 bills, many already having become law, have been filed in state legislatures across the U.S., with the overwhelming majority targeting transgender youth and trans healthcare.

These attacks are now moving into the public sphere, with several bills targeting trans and gender-nonconforming people in public, drag entertainers, and venues, including Pride events, which host drag performances, book readings, and fundraisers. This criminalization of entertainment is an attack on the arts, the historic LGBTQ+ culture, and our freedom of speech.

In addition to local action, USAP member organizations are encouraged to attend our next National Member Meeting, where we will discuss legislative updates and continue this call to action.

Media Contact: Matt Comer (he/him) USAP Communications Chair


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