Biden to receive award at Dem LGBT gala

Biden to receive award at Dem LGBT gala
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden jokes he's ready for a push-up competition with Trump Biden says his presidency is not 'a third term of Obama' Biden knocks Trump on tweets about 'smart as hell' Ocasio-Cortez MORE will receive an award for advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community at the Democratic National Committee’s annual LGBT Gala next month.

Biden will receive the inaugural LGBT hero award at the New York event, DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a Tuesday press release.

“I hope this ceremony serves as a testament to the strides we’ve made for equality and inspires us to imitate Joe Biden in our support for the LGBTQ community,” Perez said about the June 21 dinner.

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Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJesse Jackson calls on Trump to pardon Rod Blagojevich #ObamaWasBetterAt trends after Trump attacks on minority congresswomen Biden says his presidency is not 'a third term of Obama' MORE’s two presidential campaigns won the backing from much of the LGBT community.

Perez praised Biden for being at the “forefront of transgender equality,” which the former vice president called “the civil rights issue of our time.”

Biden publicly announced that he supported same-sex marriage in 2012, just a few days before Obama said he supported it as well. 

Biden also denounced President Trump’s decision to withdraw transgender protections when he overturned an Obama-era guideline requiring schools to let transgender students choose the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

At an annual Democratic Party dinner in New Hampshire last month, Biden said he had no plans to run for president in 2020.