Everyone, regardless of who you are and who you love, should be treated with the same dignity and respect in the United States. Despite some progress in recent years, LGBTQ+ people continue to face discrimination in employment, housing, adoption, and health care. In Congress, Ben will fight for long-overdue equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
Ben believes that we must do more to fight for the health, mental health, and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people, and especially for LGBTQ+ youth and teens. LGB youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth. More than half of trans adolescents have attemped suicide. This is tragic and harrowing. Ben knows that we must do everything we can to create an inclusive society that welcomes people regardless of who they are.