Democrats highlight history-making LGBTQ lawmakers for Pride month
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is celebrating Pride Month by highlighting the work of history-making LGBTQ lawmakers on its official Twitter account. 


So far, they have featured Sens. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinFederal funding for Chinese buses risks our national security Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall The Trump downturn: Trouble ahead for the US economy MORE (D-Wis.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), the first openly gay and openly bisexual senators respectively; Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D), the first openly LGBTQ person elected governor; and Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins, the first openly transgender black woman elected to U.S. political office. 

Jenkins is the the second transgender person in any state legislature in the country, according to the DNC's Twitter account. Sinema was also Arizona's first female senator.  

Pride Month is celebrated annually in June. President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE recognized Pride Month in a pair of tweets this month, acknowledging the "outstanding contributions" by LGBT Americans, marking the first time a Republican president has made such a statement.

But his administration has been widely criticized by LGBTQ groups and advocates for rolling back LGBTQ rights and protections for transgender people in particular.

"As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation," Trump wrote in a statement. "My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!"

Several Democratic 2020 contenders also marked the occasion, with many tweeting support for the community and releasing special Pride-themed campaign merchandise.

"#PrideMonth is a time to proudly celebrate who you are," wrote 2020 contender Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE (D-Calif.). "As we recognize the rich history and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community, let’s renew our commitment to dignity, acceptance, and equal rights for everyone."