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Remembering Senator Dianne Feinstein

A Champion for Justice and LGBTQ+ Rights

The image features U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, an older white woman wearing a white jacket, standing in front of a microphone at the March 2018 San Francisco March for Our Lives rally. She is positioned prominently in the center of the image and is the scene's focal point. Sen. Feinstein is delivering a speech or presentation, as indicated by her proximity to the microphone and engaged expression. Sen. Feinstein is wearing a white suit coat with a black turtle neck under it. The microphone is positioned against a blue background, which adds a contrasting color to the image's predominantly white and neutral tones.

“The loss of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s voice as an advocate and champion is immeasurable. Our hearts are with her family during this time. She was a champion for those who call California home and those seeking justice everywhere.
She was a trailblazer who paved the way for so many. Her deep roots in the queer community, forged as a city council member in San Francisco and shaped by her relationship with Harvey Milk, contributed to her unwavering support for LGBTQ people.

She was a leader who took risks. She was an original cosponsor of the Equality Act and a key champion for legislation like the Violence Against Women Act. She is succeeded by and undoubtedly inspired a deep bench of congresspeople like Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who are bold and unapologetic freedom fighters who are unrelenting in their quest for freedom and justice for all! She will be deeply missed.”

Kierra Johnson, National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director

Cathy Renna, Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, 917-757-6123, [email protected]

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we have made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. Those barriers must go.