• Press Release

EMILYs List Recognizes LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day

June 15, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to limited data on wages earned by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community, LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness of the pay gap that they experience. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement recognizing the day:
“On LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day, EMILYs List recognizes the work that the LGBTQ+ community has done in the fight for equality in all aspects of their lives. In a time when hateful rhetoric is increasing, in large part driven by Republican attacks on their existence, we cannot allow the call for full equity to neglect something as important as equal pay. Without meaningful work to track the true inequity in pay for the LGBTQ+ community, it is impossible to understand how much work is left to do. If these individuals are members of other marginalized groups, their fight for equitable pay is further compounded. EMILYs List looks forward to helping to elect more Democratic pro-choice women who fight for pay equity for all, while calling for more attention on the wage gap experienced by 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.