John Lewis Was A Vocal Champion Of LGBTQ Rights During A Time When It Had Little Public Support

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Saquan Stimpson
Photo courtesy of BigStock/Saquan Stimpson

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Saquan Stimpson


BuzzFeed reports that the late Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday at 80, was best known for his work in the civil rights movement, quite literally placing his life on the line to protect and advance the rights of Black Americans, but Lewis was also a staunch and early defender of LGBTQ rights, having cosponsored more than a dozen bills throughout his career as a lawmaker to protect and advance the rights of LGBTQ people.

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