Over this past weekend, Vice President Kamala Harris made history as the first sitting U.S. vice president to participate in a Pride event ever. Harris marched through the streets of Washington D.C, alongside her husband Doug Emhoff. Kamala Harris’s march went viral as the community celebrated her appearance. Harris stated; “We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing. There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”
Kamala Harris also took to Twitter to honor the 49 victims who died at the gay nightclub shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. President Joe Biden had also released a statement announcing that the Pulse nightclub site would become a national memorial through legislation that was passed by both the House and Senate.
Five years ago, 49 LGBTQ+ people and allies were enjoying an evening out at Pulse Nightclub. And then, in an instant, they were gone. Today, we remember those who died and their loved ones—and we recommit to building a world free from gun violence.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 12, 2021