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  • Hastings’ Receives 100 on Human Rights Campaign Scorecard for Support of LGBTQ Equality
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after earning a 100 percent scorecard from the Human Rights Campaign in the 115th Congress: “I am truly honored to receive this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign, our country’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for the LGBTQ community. “Throughout my entire career, I have always proudly advocated for equal rights for all Americans, and will continue to fight for our LGBTQ friends. Under the... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform, Energy and Environment, LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, Immigration Policy, Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Control, Women's Issues, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is President Trump’s latest shameful effort to further roll back the progress we have made on voting rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, civil rights, clean air and water, gun control, healthcare, and so much more. We cannot take nominations to the Suprem... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on LGBTQ Pride Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking LGBTQ Pride Month: “The month of June marks LGBTQ Pride Month and the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. I am proud to celebrate the LGBTQ community and those individuals who continue to promote equality. I have spent my career advocating for equal rights for all Americans, and I have a 100 percent pro-equality voting record regarding legislation affecting the LGBTQ community. “As we approach the second an... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National HIV Testing Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, HIV/AIDS

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the 23rd annual National HIV Testing Day: “Even as the rate of annual HIV infections declines, the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a pressing concern in my district and across the country. Approximately one in seven people currently infected with HIV don’t know their status. As we mark National HIV Testing Day, I believe it is important to champion regular testing, early detection, and treatment options that allow people inf... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on LGBT Pride Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking LGBT Pride Month: “The start of June marks the beginning of LBGT Pride Month and the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. I would like to wish all of my friends in the LGBT community a ‘Happy Pride.’ This month, we celebrate the individuals who continue to fight for freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity for all. “I am proud to be an original cosponsor of H.R.2282, the Equality Act, legislation recently in... Read more

  • Hastings: Trump Administration Abandoned Transgender Students
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, LGBTQ Equality

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after the Trump Administration rescinded protections for transgender students enacted by President Obama: “In rescinding guidance issued by President Obama’s Administration, President Trump has abandoned transgender students across the country. I am deeply disappointed by the Administration’s retraction of these important protections that benefit nearly 150,000 transgender students. “This is not a states’ rights issue as the W... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, HIV/AIDS

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement in recognition of the 17th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: “Seventeen years ago, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in order to raise awareness about the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on African Americans. Today, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day continues to serve as a valuable mobilization effort encouraging African Americans to be aware, be informed, and to get treated. “Unfortunately... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on One-Month Anniversary of Orlando Mass Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality, Gun Control

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida: “As we mark the one-month anniversary of the worst mass shooting in our nation’s history, Republicans in Congress continue to block important legislation to prevent future tragedies. Americans are demanding action, and Democrats continue to answer their calls by advocating for common sense gun control reforms that will keep us safe without s... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Discriminatory LGBT Mississippi Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a controversial measure into law allowing businesses and other private organizations to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individuals based on religious belief: “Governor Bryant’s decision to sign the so-called ‘religious freedom’ bill is totally unconscionable. Every day, qualified and hardworking Americans are denied job opportunities, harassed, f... Read more

  • Hastings Helps Lead Effort to Implement Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBTQ Equality

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement expressing his support as an original co-sponsor of The Equality Act, legislation that would prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other critically important areas of daily life: “I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of legislation introduced today by Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), that seeks to end discrimination aga... Read more

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