May 25, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former HFAC Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and has 52 bipartisan cosponsors, including HFAC Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) and Ranking Member and LGBT Caucus Member Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16). H.Res.351 passed in committee by a unanimous voice vote.
May 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Task Force, and 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the Trump Administration reinstate LGBT demographic questions to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).
May 4, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the passage of the American Health Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Apr 12, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced reports of hundreds gay men being arrested, detained, and tortured in Chechnya, an autonomous, predominantly Muslim subject of Russia. Additional reports indicate that several of the detained individuals have been murdered in custody. On April 10th 2017, Representatives Cicilline and Lowenthal led a bipartisan letter of 50 Members of Congress urging Secretary Tillerson to speak out publicly against these reports and to pressure the Russian government to investigate and stop the violence and arrests.
Mar 23, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced President Donald Trump's appointment of Roger Severino as the head of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.