LAS VEGAS (Nov. 17, 2022)— Silver State Equality, Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights group, congratulated Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Susie Lee, and Congressman Steven Horsford on their reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives today. All three of these candidates were endorsed by Silver State Equality.
André Wade, state director of Silver State Equality State, made the following statement:
“By reelecting Reps. Titus, Lee, and Horsford, Nevada voters showed that they still care about the most basic rights and freedoms that Silver Staters have long supported. During their time in public office, they have been powerful allies and advocates for equality. They are strong supporters of the Equality Act and the Respect for Marriage Act. State Equality congratulates them on their victories and we look forward to continuing our work together.”
Congresswoman Dina Titus has been a longtime advocate for equality, working tirelessly to ensure all citizens have the right to participate in their community and in our nation’s democracy. She has co-sponsored legislation to ensure the United States government will treat LGBTQ+ rights as human rights throughout its foreign policy and will not tolerate discrimination or violence against LGBTQ+ people, saying: “No person should suffer from discrimination because of who they are or whom they love … The United States has the opportunity to set an example for the rest of the world by protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ people at home and abroad.” She’s also been a vocal supporter of the Equality Act. During her time in Congress, she has also supported legislation improving data collection for LGBTQ+ people, opposing discrimination against qualified, licensed LGBTQ+ foster and adoptive families, and improving health care access and treatment for people living with HIV.
Congresswoman Susie Lee was awarded the Ally Leadership Award by Silver State Equality for her commitment to working in the House Equality Caucus, co-sponsoring pro-LGBTQ+ legislation, and meeting regularly with LGBTQ+ advocates. Lee has been a strong advocate for the Respect for Marriage Act as well as the Equality Act, stating: “I think this is an essential human rights issue and making sure that people have protections against discrimination in housing, employment, any core aspects of life,” Lee said. “I’ve long been a champion for equality, and this is something that is a top priority for me and will continue to be.”
Congressman Steven Horsford has twice co-sponsored legislation supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN’s Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-LGBTQ+ name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools. He co-sponsored legislation recognizing the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Rep. Horsford supported reintroduction of the Equality Act and a number of related bills to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people in 2021, saying: “Every American — no matter their sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation — deserves the right to live free from discrimination and prejudice.”
As Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, Silver State Equality brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in Nevada and throughout the U.S. Silver State Equality strives to create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. Silver State Equality is a Nevada-based program affiliated with and supported by Equality California and Equality California Institute, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. More information at SilverStateEquality.org.