Here’s what the LGBTQI community had to say in light of the news Biden will become the 46th president of the U.S. 🌈

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

The LGBTQI community can breathe easier today knowing it has true allies in the White House after a historic win for Joe Biden at the weekend, as well as a rainbow wave of LGBTQI victories emerging all over the country as state representatives over the past week. 

Across the country, LGBTQI candidates made progress with notable firsts in the 2020 election, including Democrat Sarah McBride, who became the first trans state senator, winning a seat in Delaware.

Biden’s explicit reference to transgender people also marked the first time in U.S. history a president-elect reference the community in a victory speech.

A champion of LGBTQI rights, Biden promises to make the Equality Act a top priority and hopes to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days of being in office.

In that respect, Joe Biden’s victory comes as a victory for the LGBTQI community itself. Celebrities and key figures within the LGBTQI community began celebrating on social media almost immediately after the news was announced. From Stonewall to Lizzo, here’s how the LGBTQI community celebrated the news.

Lady Gaga

Stonewall

Jonathan Van Ness

Lena Waithe

OutRight Action International

Hayley Kiyoko

Munroe Bergdorf

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America is and has always been a second home for me since I was a kid. I spent a lot of my childhood summers in Florida where my Grandma lived. Pre-Covid I was pretty much splitting my time and career between New York and London. I have friends in NYC, ATL and LA that I consider to be family. This moment matters to me deeply because they deserve BETTER and this is better. Not perfect, but better. Looking forward to seeing what Joe and Kamala do with this opportunity to create real change and unity. The first black, south asian WOMAN in the second highest office in the country is an important moment for visibility and hopefully a cultural reset that can pave the way for many to serve after her. Imagine how this looks in the eyes of a child. Wow. In the end hate never wins. #Election2020

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Sarah Kate-Ellis- CEO of GLAAD

Bette Midler

Lizzo

Laverne Cox

Miley Cyrus

Sarah Paulson

Janet Mock

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