Political leaders continue to go purple for #SpiritDay

Beyond the US and State Senate and House, the US State Department, LGBTQ+ caucuses, and politicians in power from DC to Texas to Minnesota are going purple for #SpiritDay

The US State Department: Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor of Washington DC

This department works towards respecting democratic institutions, and human rights.  The Bureau’s attempts to confront democratic backsliding, promote accountability, uphold internationally recognized labor standards, and advance the rights and equity of members of marginalized racial, ethnic, and religious communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI+ persons.


Governor JB Pritzker of Illinois

Pritzker signed SB3490 in 2022, an amendment to the Illinois Act on Aging designating specific protections and services for older LGBTQ adults. This signing took place on National Honor Your LGBTQ Elders Day, a day of recognition for older LGBTQ individuals who fought for equality. He also approved the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill, which include LGBTQ historical contributions in public school curriculum. The Pritzker has been endorsed by HRC and has been honored with awards for his dedication to the community. 

Texas's House LGBTQ Caucus was formed January 2019 to create a forum for Texas Legislators to discuss issues that affect LGBTQ Texans and to further the goal of equality and justice for all. The election of five openly LGBTQ women created the catalyst for the Texas House LGBTQ Caucus.

Dowd is a political analyst for MSNBC. Prior to that he worked on the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign and in 2021 he ran for Lieutenant Governor of Texas.  

This office operates NYC Family Justice Centers and provides domestic violence survivors and kids free, confidential services.  You can call 800-621-HOPE (4673) for help.

James ran on a pro-LGBTQ platform in her run for New York Attorney General in 2018. In 2021 she scored a statewide victory supporting the LGBTQ community after a federal court dismissed a case brought by an Elmira wedding photographer, who sought to discriminate against LGBTQ couples. In 2022 she called on the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a federal investigation into Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott’s recent directive for Texas Child Protective Services to investigate families helping their trans children through gender-affirming care.


Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, New York

Williams has been an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community. He shared a message of support, on behalf of New York City for LGBTQ young people.


District Attorney Alvin Bragg of Manhattan, New York 

Bragg in 2022 asked for $1.6 million to expand the Hate Crime unit in NYC. This comes as hate crimes rise among Asian, LGBTQ, Jewish and Black communities. 


City Council of New York City

The New York City Council is the lawmaking body of New York City. It has 51 members from 51 council districts throughout the five boroughs. The council is responsible for establishing The LGBTQIA+ Caucus of the New York City Council. This political body of power works to establish legislative and budget priorities and the creation of community initiatives, rooted in the tradition of Black Queer feminism, to dismantle systems of oppression, and promote the culture, contribution, and interests of the LGBTQIA+ community in New York City.


City Councilmember Daniel Dromm of New York City

Yesterday Councilman Dromm reshared the Mets' Spirit Day post. Dromm was a Queens public school teacher from 1984 to 2009, was a founder of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee and an organizer of the Queens Pride Parade and Festival, inaugurated in Jackson Heights in 1993. Elected to New York City Council in 2009, he represents Jackson Heights and Elmhurst in Queens and is one of two openly gay City Council members from the borough.

Hahn has shown support for LGBTQ equality over the years. In 2011 She aggressively opposed Prop. 8, voting to make marriage equality legal. She continues this support today. 


Councilmember Stephen Whitburn of San Diego, California

Whitburn is the executive director of the San Diego LGBTQ Pride and says he is dedicated to LGBTQ equality year round. 

Scott Nevins is a Victory Fund-endorsed candidate for Palm Springs City Council. He is a board member at DAP Health where he focuses on health equity and access to healthcare, affordable housing, fresh food, and safety networks. Scott also co-chairs “The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards", which supports a full spectrum of community healthcare needs.