In solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community
At CommonBond, we’re taking a moment to celebrate! Today, the Supreme Court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Until today, a worker could be fired in more than half the states for being gay, bisexual or transgender. This Supreme Court decision comes days after the four-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, in which 49 people were killed and 53 were wounded inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
In celebrating this important ruling, we simultaneously acknowledge the long-term work ahead around systemic racism, and call for an end to the ongoing violence against trans women, especially trans women of color and Black trans women. As always, we stand in solidarity with CommonBond’s LGBTQ+ staff and residents, and continue to work toward a more just future.