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 HarrisPoll: Support for Sanders among college students reaches highest level since April Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment Fox News poll shows Trump losing to Biden, Warren, Sanders and Harris MORE (Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSteve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination We need a climate plan for agriculture 2020 Democrats urge Israel to reverse decision banning Omar, Tlaib visit MORE (N.J.) as well as former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke unveils plan to combat white nationalism, gun violence The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy O'Rourke says he will not 'in any scenario' run for Senate 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 TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies 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 GillibrandSteve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination The Hill's Morning Report — Recession fears climb and markets dive — now what? King incites furor with abortion, rape and incest remarks MORE (D-N.Y.) unveiled an expansive LGBT rights agenda that includes codifying marriage equality and outlawing "conversion therapy."