As 2021 Pride Month progresses, Kamala Harris, our current Vice President, has created history. Kamala Harris made history as the first sitting US Vice President to ever march at a pride celebration during a recent appearance at Capital Pride in Washington, D.C., accompanied by her husband! Vice President Kamala Harris, a longtime and outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, surprised those in attendance at the Capital Pride March in Washington, D.C. earlier today, according to @NBCWashington. Her visit, however, wasn’t merely one of support; it was also historic since VP Harris is now the first sitting Vice President of the United States.
Vice President in history to ever march at a pride event. Wearing a bright pink blazer, jeans and a T-shirt that read “love is love,” VP Harris (along with her husband Doug Emhoff) marched alongside the crowd waving and cheering “Happy Pride” as the marchers headed to Freedom Plaza.
Additionally, Kamala Harris talked briefly about the importance of enacting the Equality Act and noted that she and the rest of the Biden administration recognize the importance of furthering LGBTQ+ rights, particularly those of transgender people. “We must ensure that our transgender population, as well as our youth, are safe. We still require safeguards in the areas of employment and housing.
There is so much more work to be done, and I am confident that we will do it.” VP Harris has made yet another round of history. She is likely to become the first vice president to have a wax figure in the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum, as we previously reported. The museum first announced the news on social media, noting that the Kamala wax figure is now in the works and even providing a glimpse into the sculpting process for her head. Kamala Harris, the first African-American woman to be named Vice President of the United States, appears to be just getting started in making history in a variety of ways.