By Brianna Cluck, Stonewall Caucus Chair

The Democratic party thrives on its principles of inclusion and equality. The national party platform states “Democrats believe that LGBT rights are human rights and that American foreign policy should advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love.”

In keeping with this belief, and as part of our mission to amplify marginalized voices, the Utah County Democrats are proud to announce the formation of the Stonewall Caucus.

The Stonewall Caucus is an identity caucus filled with members of the local LGBT community, and given the task of listening to the needs of LGBT residents of Utah County.

It is our hope that, with the formation of this caucus, we can reach as many members of the LGBT community as possible, and encourage our local leaders and politicians to treat their constituents with equity and justice.

Now is a critical time for us, as a party and as a community. Utah is a beautiful and unique state, and raising the voices of our LGBT community can only serve to make it even greater.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us on Facebook at facebook.com/stonewallutco or on Instagram at @stonewallutco.