Pride at Work Appreciates Long-Time LGBTQ Ally Rep. Louise Slaughter

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2016

Contact: Jerame Davis at

Pride at Work Appreciates Long-Time LGBTQ Ally Rep. Louise Slaughter

Washington, DC – In anticipation of today’s Protest for Pride NY-25, Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement:

“Pride at Work is proud to have a decades-long partnership with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. She was for LGBTQ equality long before it was popular. She has stood with us against unfair trade deals that ship good-paying New York jobs overseas. She is a steadfast supporter of the right to organize and bargain collectively. She is fighting to pass landmark civil rights legislation that would guarantee LGBTQ people protection from discrimination in employment, housing and much more. In good times and bad, Congresswoman Slaughter has had our back.

“Mark Assini compared marriage equality to child molestation and bestiality. He endorsed the notion that transgender people are mentally disturbed. We have a name for people like Mr. Assini: bigot. Hate has no place in the public square. We condemn Mr. Assini’s assertions and positions in the strongest possible terms.”


Pride At Work organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community for social and economic justice. We seek full equality for LGBTQ Workers in our workplaces and unions and we organize in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” Learn more at