2020 Democrats celebrate Pride Month by expressing support for LGBT rights

2020 Democrats celebrate Pride Month by expressing support for LGBT rights
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Some of the two dozen candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday marked the start of LGBT Pride Month with social media posts expressing support for LGBT rights.

Democrats including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden, Sanders to be center stage at first debate Biden, Sanders to be center stage at first debate Poll: Six Dems lead Trump in Florida match-ups MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren introduces universal child care legislation Warren introduces universal child care legislation Booker responds to Trump's mass deportation threat: 'This is not who we are' MORE (N.J.) as well as former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkePoll: Six Dems lead Trump in Florida match-ups Willie Nelson on supporting O'Rourke: 'Anything he wants to do, I'm with Beto' Willie Nelson on supporting O'Rourke: 'Anything he wants to do, I'm with Beto' MORE (Texas) tweeted to kick off Pride Month, which is celebrated annually in June. 

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Their posts follow a Friday tweet from President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE recognizing Pride Month and the  "outstanding contributions" LGBT people have made to the U.S. 

Harris called for a renewed "commitment to dignity, acceptance, and equal rights for everyone."

O'Rourke criticized Trump's record on LGBT rights. He also confirmed an announcement that he and his wife, Amy, would run a 5K to celebrate pride. 

Booker said he would "continue the work fighting for a future where everyone in this country can enjoy the same ideals of equality." He also promoted pride-themed campaign merchandise. 

Like Booker, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro promoted pride-themed T-shirts and stickers.  

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Overnight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use Trump's 2020 campaign strategy is to be above the law MORE (D-N.Y.) unveiled an expansive LGBT rights agenda that includes codifying marriage equality and outlawing "conversion therapy."