Today marks the end of LGBTQ Pride Month, but the fight for full equality continues.
Earlier this month we saw a horrific attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. And an immediate response of solidarity from Americans of all walks of life.
Days later I joined Basic Rights Oregon in the Portland Pride Parade, and was proud to see the amazing crowd expressing a message of support, Love Wins.
Tolerance, equality, and loving our neighbors are Oregon values and that will never change. We believe everyone deserves to feel safe and be respected, no matter who they love or who they are.
I’m standing with the LGBTQ community today and always.