The former VP asks LGBT community to hold Trump accountable

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Barack Obama’s former Vice President Joe Biden was honoured as an LGBT hero this week for the steps he made to equality and diversity, in part backing equal marriage and anti-discrimination protections before the President and championing the issue around the world. “Over the years, many of you have thanked me for stating the obvious. Some of you credit me with taking a political risk. From the bottom of my heart, there was no risk. I took no chance. I was just answering what I’ve known all my life, that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity,” the Obama’s right hand said in a speech.Even though many pro-LGBT measures were reversed under Trump, Mr. Biden remains defiant to him and asks LGBT to fight ‘for’, not ‘against’. “In spite of this terrible period we’re going through, I’m confident we’ll prevail. Thanks to [LGBT activists], the country is way ahead of its political leadership. Notwithstanding who is in the White House, we can’t stop now. We can’t say, because of the team that’s there now there’s not much we can do. That’s not true.” Referring to Trump’s infamous flag-waving pledge to LGBT people, Vice President Biden said: “The first thing we should do is hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend. Demonstrate that public opinion and history are on our side. Just because you don’t have Barack and me in the White House doesn’t mean it’s time to give up, keep quiet, stay on the sidelines.”


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