Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff made a stop at the Capital Pride celebrations today in Washington, D.C.
According to the Washington Blade‘s Chris Johnson, Harris is the first sitting Vice President of the United States to attend a Pride event.
Harris’s and Emhoff’s visit was not previously announced, but Harris wore a “love is love” tee shirt and pink blazer as she marched down a street.
“Happy Pride!” she said while waving to bypassers.
Harris stopped and spoke to a crowd at the celebrations, telling them that they need to continue pushing for the Equality Act.
“We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing,” Harris said according to NBC Washington.
“There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.”
President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden are currently attending the G7 Summit in the United Kingdom.
— Peter Velz (@PeterVelz46) June 12, 2021
VP Kamala Harris joined LGBTQ+ pride marchers in D.C. and called for the passage of the #EqualityAct. “There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed.” https://t.co/IH0E8iOMgY pic.twitter.com/U8ZuBUZ3Bu
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) June 12, 2021
— Vincent Evans (@VinceEvans46) June 12, 2021
— Opal Vadhan (@OpalVadhan46) June 12, 2021
@VP to the crowd: “We still have so much to do. We celebrate all the accomplishments. Finally marriage is the law of the land. We need to make sure that our transgender community are all protected. There is so much more work to do and I know we are committed.” pic.twitter.com/Mk3sS5yoPq
— Eugene Daniels (@EugeneDaniels2) June 12, 2021
Kamala Harris is first sitting VP ever to march in a Pride event https://t.co/IYQckI2Xm7
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) June 12, 2021