• Press Release

EMILYs List Recognizes LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day

June 13, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Equal Pay Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness of the pay gap that is experienced by the LGBTQ+ community, while drawing attention to the limited data on wages they earn. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement recognizing the day: 

“On LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day, EMILYs List honors the relentless efforts of the LGBTQ+ community in their pursuit of equality in all areas of life. Amid the rising Republican attacks on efforts to build towards true equity, we must prioritize the fight for equal pay. While we cannot grasp the full scope of the challenge without comprehensive data, we know that inequality remains a pervasive issue. EMILYs List remains dedicated to electing Democratic pro-choice women who are dedicated to fighting for fair pay, and call attention to the urgent need to address the wage gap for LGBTQ+ Americans.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.