Recent years have seen increased protections for LGBTQ+ Americans. Still, leaders and advocates are working to achieve full equality for these communities nationwide. From pending legislation like the Equality Act to advancements in visibility and equity in media, workplaces, healthcare, and governing bodies, The Hill will explore the impact of hard-fought wins and the road still ahead for the issues most affecting LGBTQ+ communities this Pride month.

Wednesday, June 23

1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT



  • Governor Kate Brown, Oregon
  • Cecilia Chung, Sr. Director, Strategic Initiatives & Evaluation, Transgender Law Center; former Member, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; Health Commissioner, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Kristen Maxwell Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, The Knot
  • Ruby Corado, Founder & Executive Director, Casa Ruby; Activist
  • Wilson Cruz, Actor, Producer & Grand Marshal, NYC Pride 2021
  • Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, Immediate Past Board Chair (2020-2021), American Medical Association
  • David France, Academy Award-nominated Filmmaker, How to Survive a PlagueWelcome to Chechnya & The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Sasha Issenberg, Author, The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage
  • Dr. Veronica Ivy, Masters Track Cycling World Champion & Activist
  • Lesléa Newman, Author, Heather Has Two Mommies and other LGBT-inclusive children & adult books

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